Let’s Talk Bookish: April 30th

Time for another LTB, folks!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky@EternityBooks and Dani @ Literary Lion, where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Tackling Toxic Relationships in Literature (suggested by Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads)

When it comes to fiction how should toxic relationships be handled?

They should be ended…just like in real life.

Is it okay to portray toxic relationships?

If it is going to add to the characters journey in a way that helps them to grow by their experiences with those relationships.

How do you feel about abusive relationships in fiction?

Again, as long as it adds to their journey. As long as they learn not to be that way and how to avoid them in the future.

What about in adult dark romance?

I think it isn’t necessary…but I guess I could throw it into the pot of “things that aren’t needed in a book but help create a believable, emotional, and motivating story”.

Thanks for reading, guys! What is one element in books that usually takes the relationships too far? Let me know! God bless!


A sister is a bit of childhood that can never be lost.


6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: April 30th”

  1. One of my characters did have an abusive relationship growing up- with his father.

    This helps explain Sarge’s actions- he is the antagonist of Tale of the Cattail Forest. He is actually a bully. It took me a long time to understand what was going on. But after realizing that he and Marge were cousins, I finally figured it out. Sarge was born into the wrong family- after his mother left him at age four, he was left with a cruel and abusive father.

    From 4-13, Sarge had to put with verbal and physical abuse from his father. He only found one piece of comfort- he found it in The Bog, the one place his father never knew existed. All of this led to the bully he became. It also led to nightmares- those don’t help anything; they only make things worse. He became conflicted, confused, lonely, and angry. He couldn’t even see love, kindness, or compassion.


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