These It Ends With Us triggers warnings will help you decide whether to read and/or prepare to read Colleen Hoover’s bestselling romance book about a very toxic and abusive relationship.

It’s no secret that It Ends With Us is a massive success as a #1 New York Times bestseller (and it’s really popular with readers of The Literary Lifestyle too). It won Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Romance Novel, then re-emerged with massive popularity in 2022 on TikTok, ultimately selling over four million copies to date. 

It Ends With Us also contains one of the most toxic and violent relationships about which I have read (but it’s also the most memorable Colleen Hoover book I have read). It has an age rating for “Mature Adults” aged 17 and over because it contains adult themes, including domestic violence and explicit sexual content. So, there are definitely a lot of content warnings to note before reading this book.

First, for a quick overview of the plotIt Ends With Us is about how the one you love the most can be the one that hurts you the most.

After growing up in small-town Maine, Lily Bloom has moved to the big city of Boston and started her own flower shop. She’s dealing with the death of the father that abused her mother when she hits it off with a handsome neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid.
Ryle is a complex man — assertive, stubborn, and a bit arrogant, but also sensitive and brilliant. He seems to have a soft spot for Lily, yet he’s also averse to relationships.
As their love grows deeper, Lily begins to question her relationship with Ryle, while also thinking about her first love, Atlas Corrigan, a homeless boy who made her feel protected. He was the one who supported her through the times when her father abused her mother.

When Atlas reappears in Lily’s life, her relationship with Ryle begins to spiral downward, leaving Lily torn by difficult circumstances and the ultimate question of whether to stay or leave.

Of note, triggering content can be very subjective, so I have done my best to include the most common triggers in each It Ends With Us book trigger warning here. I also note that discussing these triggers necessarily includes some content spoilers; however, I have still tried to keep them as vague as possible, so as not to give away too much of the story.

It Ends With Us: Trigger Warnings

Trigger warnings for  It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover that you need to know before reading the book include:

  • domestic violence
  • domestic abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • suicidal thoughts
  • sexual assault
  • sexual violence
  • attempted rape
  • death
  • death of a parent
  • death of a sibling
  • PTSD
  • grief
  • toxic relationship
  • gaslighting
  • physical violence
  • violent temper
  • phyisical injuries
  • blood
  • gun violence
  • cancer
  • pregnancy
  • childbirth
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • graphic sexual content
  • casual sex
  • drug use
  • alcohol use
  • parental neglect
  • child abuse
  • divorce
  • homelessness
  • complex family dynamics

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Those are the It Ends With Us trigger warnings you need to know about this unputdownable, but difficult, Colleen Hoover book.

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