TV is host to some of the most tormented romantic pairings of any medium. The long form story format allows writers to twist the knife in a star-crossed or otherwise doomed couple in every which way, so much so that invested "relationshippers" watching at home feel the pain just as much as the fictional characters.

The current crop of Sunday night shows could fill a list on its own (seriously, Boardwalk Empire? Homeland? The Walking Dead? Dexter?), but Complex look at the bigger picture, of series past and present, to give you the most absolutely agonizing relationships of all time. Read on for The 10 Most Tortured Romances On TV.

Written by Frazier Tharpe (@The_SummerMan)