#6: Hamlet & Ophelia
One of Shakespeare’s most famous couples. Why the low ranking? Well, it’s never a good sign when one member of a duo commits suicide. But was Ophelia’s sad ending really all because of her lousy relationship with Hamlet?
Early on, Hamlet tells Ophelia to join a nunnery and rails against marriage. Not the most promising step in their courtship. Then, Hamlet feigns insanity—a secret he doesn't share with Ophelia—which leads to Hamlet getting exiled for getting a bit stab-happy with Polonius. So to recap: Hamlet rejects her, has a mental breakdown, kills her father, and then gets himself banished. Suffice to say, Hamlet wasn’t exactly a rock in Ophelia’s hour of need.