People talk about how “romantic” the relationship between Harley Quinn and the Joker is. It’s not! Their relationship is textbook abuse. The Joker beats her, makes her feel worthless, and has convinced her that she is so damaged that no one else would want her. She believes that she DESERVES the physical, mental, and emotional abuse! It is not a “romantic” relationship.
The Joker and Harley are NOT good “relationship goals”.
You want a good, “dark”, relationship to emulate? Check out Gomez and Morticia Addams! They have a much healthier relationship. They are obsessed with each other, but still have hobbies that they pursue on their own. They support each other emotionally and financially. They make time for their friends and family. Hell! Gomez and Morticia are rich! They have the money to be able to completely shut out the world and just focus on each other. AND THEY STILL MAKE TIME TO BE WITH AND SUPPORT THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
A good relationship does not make you feel worthless. A good relationship does not isolate you from other people. A good relationship does not make you feel like you have to do exactly what they say or you don’t love them!