SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
The book “It Ends with Us” is dedicated to all (sorry for the word) ‘martyrs’ out there who allow themselves to hurt emotionally and physically.
It portrays exactly how love can blind us to push our limit towards endless suffering. We always say that love is enough, but when someone starts to beat us, is it really that good enough for us to keep fighting for something that continuously gives us grief every now and then?
I can’t really speak for most of the abused people but I am sure of one thing, even if it hurts to lose someone, even if we start to feel alone, even if we miss those sweet gestures, even if we miss those romantic kisses, even if we are dying to pull someone back into our arms to hug again- it is never right to allow ourselves to recive beatings (verbally or physically). Remember that we are human beings and we all have a right *please review our RA’s*
If we are still thinking straight, we should never allow ourselves, most especially our children, to see such abusive relationships, because that’s where hate starts to grow in their heart. If we are to teach them the proper way of loving, then we can at least set as a good example to them. (But if we are not and we still prefer to hang on, then I advice you to get a consult. It isn’t that difficult.)
As for the story, I think, Lily did the right thing with Ryle (even if he’s acting like a prince charming taken out from a book). Naiveness is one thing but stupidity is something.
So friends, if you know someone who keeps on enduring because he/she loves someone, share this book to that person and let that person know that love is not all about staying in a relationship that isn’t healthy anymore. Give this book and tell that person that he/she is not alone. There are hundreds of people out there who keeps holding a grip on a wire of thorns. Let them know that they can let go so that the wounds could heal in the right time. Also, stay beside them and take good care of them. Remind them that they are worth more than what they think. Tell them that love isn’t supposed to hurt to that extent.
Frankly speaking, I was not so overwhelmed with the story even if Colleen Hoover is one of the best writers in history. I still love her style tho because it’s easy to read but it’s a little bit too dreamy. I’ve read it ’til the last page because it has a really good moral lesson (for everyone). It was also engaging because it all started with the idea of suicide and stepping up to reaching goals. As for the love story, I think Lily and Ryle’s tale was cute at first but in the middle, the spark just went out. The diary about Atlas was also revealed which gave the ending full of ‘what if’s?’.
I totally agree with the summary; this books is almost too good to be true. Anyway, if you want know how it ended up with Lily, you can read it yourself. Rating it 6.5/10.