The guy who cuts her tongue isn't as evil as I thought. He was lied to by his uncle all his life, leading him to erroneously plot revenge against the MC and her family. He's actually quite a pitiful character. The so-called best friend, on the other hand, totally deserves to burn in hell. She's selfish and manipulative through and through. Quite an evil character.
However I found him overly pushy in the beginning constantly pressing his affections (and lips) on the MC that it made me want to slap him at times.
ML tries his best but he is still a man from ancient times with a destiny to fulfill. MC understands this and never blames him, but she is at heart a modem girl who can't bring herself to share a husband with other females. In the end, she leaves because she doesn't want to end up hating t the ML. He in turn realizes that he has to change the situation of he wants to be with her.
The ML rapes the MC multiple times but she stupidly still fell in love with him and stayed in love with him. He uses her, fails to protect her, and when things don't go his way, he either threatens or rapes her.
The MC also frustrates me no end. She KNOWS that there are so many ppl targeting her but keeps sending her shadow guards to do tasks so she ends up in harm's way. They say she's brilliant but she's one of the most stupid MC's I've run across and just plain lacks common sense.
For a supposed mature adult, he acts like a spoiled bratty child, going so far as slapping the MC in a fit of jealousy. In another fit of pique, he says many terrible things to the MC.
The only good parts of the story are the MC and the 2nd male leads. Too bad she didn't end up with either of them.
I disliked the ML of the arc about the general who made the MC wait 5 years for his own selfish needs and ended up not even marrying her and telling her they won't have kids even though he knows she adores children. I was really happy that after rebirth, she ignored him and made him suffer to try to win her back. He deserved all that he went through after what he put her through in their past life.