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Why ‘Passionate’ Relationships Are Often Just Toxic Relationships

It took healthy love to appreciate the abuse I had excused

Photo: David Wall / Getty Images

“Just a heads up, I might write about our relationship,” I recently said to my boyfriend. “But I promise I won’t do it without your permission.”

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Nina Renata Aron

Nina Renata Aron

Author of Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love. Work in NYT, New Republic, the Guardian, Jezebel, and more.