Five Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.

I love a good romance as much as the next person, but it is not realistic to think that every book couple will stay together. I had so much fun looking back on some of the books I have read and trying to figure out whether or not I think the couples stayed together beyond the pages of the book. It was difficult, but hear are five couples who I think may not have stood the test of time:

Katniss and Peeta from The Hunger Games

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I have said it many times now, but I am Team Gale or Team No One. I feel like Katniss settled for Peeta in the end, and that is bound to create resentments. It is just challenging for me to see them settled and Katniss being happy. I actually think she would be most content being alone. 

Tate and Sam from Twice in a Blue Moon

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I think that these two have potential to last, but they have so much baggage and it was all resolved way too quickly. It is one of those things where I think there would be some serious issues once the honeymoon period ended. They needed more time to work through their past!

Emma and Her Love Interest from One True Loves

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I will not say who Emma ends up with because this story is about a love triangle and that would be a major spoiler! I did not appreciate how Emma handle the situation and it is another case where things were handled way to quickly. I think in the future she would have much more conflicted feelings.

Abby and Cooper from Love, Life, and the List

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Sure, part of the reason they may not last is because they are so young, but the true reason I included them on this least is that I felt like Abby was way more mature than Cooper. There were moments where I thought he could be a jerk. With more life experience, I think Abby would find someone more suited for her. Some people just make better friends than partners!

Piper and Kyle from Say You Still Love Me

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I am sorry but some of Kyle’s behaviour was downright creepy! I also didn’t think that they had as much chemistry as adults as they did when they were teenagers. Some romances do not need a second chance!

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38 thoughts on “Five Couples I Don’t Think Stayed Together

  1. I think Katniss stayed with Peeta because he was safe and convenient. I’m not entirely on board with them either! I was on team Gale until the last book…… he made some really stupid choices! If it wasn’t for that, they could have had a crazy passionate life together!

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  2. I actually agree with Katniss and Peeta. Katniss seems like she would have lived a life by herself. I think the epilogue at the end felt a little forced and just didn’t sound right after all the hard stuff they went through.

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  3. I totally agree with Katniss and Peeta; honestly, I think the conclusion would’ve been better if she’d ended up alone. She didn’t seem like the type of person to settle down, especially not with someone like Peeta.

    Lovely list! 🙂

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  4. Okay, I’ve only read The Hunger Games and One True Loves from your list, but I like to think that Peeta and Katniss stayed together? Even if Gale was the more obvious and likely better-suited option?
    One True Loves, I agree with you 100%.

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  5. I 100% agree with the One True Loves pairing. I just don’t see how it can all last even with the ending that TJR did. I do have to say I love Katniss/Peeta though I have only read book one and most of my love for them is based off the movies but even in book one I loved them so much so I am so amused at everyone wanting to split them up. I just could not get into movie Gale or book Gale at all. Idk he seems so arrogant to me.

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  6. Oh I definitely agree with you on Katniss and Peeta! I feel like they became a couple simply by circumstance and by the end of the series, their relationship still felt a bit forced and inorganic. Katniss gives off loner vibes and I don’t think Katniss is really the best companion for Peeta. I don’t think they stayed together, but I’d like to believe they stayed friends, at least haha

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