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I found this image and thought it spoke more than just love and hate. It represented that beautiful struggle of love and hate. The concepts themselves don’t seem to be able to co-exist.

Love: a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. Hate: to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility. How on earth can they get twisted? And yet, it is one of the most powerful and repetitive themes we see in great novels or movies. The love-hate relationship. The struggle of the two intense emotions fighting to overcome the other.

For those of you who have read Blind Sight, will know how hostile Tatiana is. She has a couple of love-hate relationships I’m working on and I’ve found it to be rather difficult to execute properly.

Have you ever written one? What is your favourite love-hate relationship in the world of fiction?

Ermisenda Alvarez

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