What did you all thought about the element of dependency and neediness in relationships portrayed in the book?

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What did you all thought about the element of dependency and neediness in relationships portrayed in the book?

Post by Ekta Kumari » 08 Dec 2018, 11:06

Throughout the book, we see relationship problems. Whether it's Sophie, Billie. Both of them were very timid emotionally. Do you think the lack of parental attention by Hiram had a role to play in it?
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But is it better to feel broken every moment of the day?
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Post by Shalu1707 » 10 Dec 2018, 11:15

Yes, the timid emotions of Billie Sophie and Ann were results of parental negligence. There mother was not around to help and there father gave them little attention but lot of money to compensate the lack of parental care. The money and emotional instability attracted all the wrong kind of persons to there life and they had no one to tell them what to expect from the other person in a relationship.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 10 Dec 2018, 11:50

Shalu1707 wrote:
10 Dec 2018, 11:15
Yes, the timid emotions of Billie Sophie and Ann were results of parental negligence. There mother was not around to help and there father gave them little attention but lot of money to compensate the lack of parental care. The money and emotional instability attracted all the wrong kind of persons to there life and they had no one to tell them what to expect from the other person in a relationship.
Yes, I agree. Most probably they were victims of unhealthy dependency in a relationship and that made them vulnerable to abusive people in their life. They didn't had any idea how to protect themselves or their emotions from bad influence.
They say don't take divorce; what will people say?
But is it better to feel broken every moment of the day?
Bring a child everything will be fine,
But to bring a new life where misery already thrives,
You are bound,
To be free is your ultimate sound.

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