Turning Back Time


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A beautiful but sad story about a woman divorcing her husband.

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sharlnina rated it
January 31, 2017
Status: Completed
I really love on how she chooses herself. For having the courage to end their relationship even if it hurts. Some women stays in a relationship even if they feel that the relationship is irreparable or it turns into a destructive one because of the efforts and time they invested in that relationship. So kudos to her and to all the women who chooses their selves!
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smeilia rated it
February 9, 2016
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I usually don't like romance genre, since it generally contain unrealistic cliche story where love will conquer everything. But “Turning Back Time” successfully change my perspective regarding this genre. Instead of following the mainstream with love story about girl and her prince charming, the author beautifully describe the struggle of girl when she lost her prince charming. Sometimes love is not enough to conquer everything and sometimes love don't last. It's sad but it's the reality and I know it's not really commercial, that's why most author prefer to write... more>> happily ever after kind of story. That's what makes “Turning Back Time” special, because the author brave enough to think out of the box. The other thing which I don't know whether I should love or hate is the fact that this story has so much potential for developing.

I kinda feel the author rushed the ending in order to fit the idea of short story. In one side I'm kinda happy because it give the reader power to determine their own ideal ending, but in another side it's also killing me because I keep asking what happens next, did the girl find new love? Or she finally able to find peace? Or she maybe end up being depressed? Arghhh...

All in all the unique way of author in portraying and choose the story make me rate it 5/5. <<less
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lacerem rated it
December 19, 2017
Status: --
I'm only giving it 4 star because it broke my heart. It's a really well written sotory that makes you want to know more and wish you can see happy ending of female lead.
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Kaylee rated it
April 13, 2019
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In this world, who is willing to share her or his spouse with 2nd person or even hundreds of hundreds fans. When you read how a ML gets so possessive and demanding, you'll say it's so cute and normal, but when it's FL people will say it's too stupid, selfish, life is not all about rainbow etc.

Are you for real?

The husband in this story says sorry coz his wife finds out his affair, one name, but who would say there is only one affair? Yes, one affair coz the wife... more>> finds out only one. Who would know what the wife doesnt know???

The husband says he only loves her. Then I ask those who know love and alr experience marriage, is LOVE the only thing needed to pull a ship calls marriage?

He only loves her, but his body, his mouth, his eyes, see other beauty, touch another, eat other meat, speak such sweet words and promise hundreds of promise to some other for whatever purposes.

Will it acceptable if the wife also willing to do the same? Find other meat outside to fill the empty promises? If the husband turns a blind eye to it, then what'll be come of the marriage? It'll become empty shell of 2 people. It'll become a thorn.

Waiting is always hard and difficult, especially when it's involved with love. A wife will not feel hurt, pain and desolate if she doesnt love her husband who never comes home, late for every promises. I wrote wife, but it can be husband too.

My point, the story is not about selfishness or understanding. For those who feel it's stupid, maybe you never think of how other might wait for you with all their love and willingness. Unless you tell them, dont give me your whole heart, just give me a quarter of it.

Here, divorce is not to punish whomever. It's to give them a chance to find out, to seek and to grasp more (husband), and to find another chance of happiness (wife). A woman has expire date is she wants to, like to be a mother. She's smart. She doesnt want to wait anymore. She wants to find another chance where she can fly again, and see someone to wait together the night. If she stays with her celebrity husband, when will she get the chance? 10years? 15years or 5years? No one knows. But, what's the difference? The difference, the husband will get everything he wants, and when people will forget him (popularity also has expire date), he will go back to his wife who spend the same years waiting ALONE.

Everybody has the right to find another chance of happiness with their hands. They can let go one happiness that's difficult to grasp and try another.

It becomes a rant ehehehehe

Aaahh, now Im feeling regret that the author didnt give us any epiloque or some closure of this story. <<less
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dysry rated it
May 10, 2016
Status: --
A short story of a marriage falling apart, with the MC reflecting on how happy they used to be and how they ended up drifting apart. It’s not bad and I do respect her for sticking with the divorce, but as with most first-person dramas, it falls into the trappings of being to self absorbed and melodramatic – reasonable for someone’s inner thoughts but not the most riveting read. Anyways 6/10, including the extra points for actually divorcing. While the story did a great job with releasing just enough details... more>> for us to understand their married life and what they’ve lost. <<less
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makenai89 rated it
January 28, 2016
Status: --
In this world, where there are meetings, there will be separation. But when separation is inevitable, could you actually take the first step? In reality, there are many ways to love someone, and sometimes, separation happen exactly because of love.

“Turning Back Time” is a very short story, but also very deep. It’s a romance without ‘romance’ which will make you cry and be strong at the same time. There's not much in regard of plot though, as it deals mainly on the MC's psychological conflict and monologue.
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RabiezMonkey rated it
February 15, 2019
Status: Completed

Personally, I thought that writing is a way to 'share' your ideas, personal values nd etc to the readers positively.

But this story is so stupid and selfish that I hate it so much after I read it.

... more>> Divorce is indeed become common nowadays. Mostly because of adultery, gaps in personal interest, and etc.

People say that love is selfish. But the fact is : that's nothing like that! Love is about acceptence. And giving. Wholeheartedly. And when there's mistake, is about to forgive...

The positive aspect about this story is how the author able to picture the characters well. About the differences between the female lead and the male lead.

I dont quite understand about the author's purpose here. Since the story is based of female lead's POV, I could only say how negative it was for readers. Why? And based of what?

As I mentioned above, love is not selfish. not at all. But here, we could see how strong is that urge to have someone for yourself. only for yourself. That's how selfish the female lead in this story was.

Life, in fact, is not only about rainbow, flowers, and smooth sailing love stories.

Readers may say that : " how stupid dude, this is just fiction. if ya dun like it, just dun read!"

Then you dont know that they have made a fatal mistake.

Our brain, is not something simple. Whatever comes in, it will stay there. Except you're mentally sick. Even if you've got an amnesia, your memories will stay. For more, just read those thesis about neurology or whtever.

This story you read, indirectly, created an image that : female is a weak victim and male who has ambition is just an unfaithful and insensitive creature. Thus, divorce is a good thing. As a way to save yourself and to punish the jerk...

It will create a 'value' in every reader's mind. Creating another selfish persona... Is this the purpose? If yes, then you should have one night stand and don't ever married instead...

Everything have to be balanced. We had read the female lead's POV. Then the male lead's POV is necesary here.

Considered that most of the readers are females, creatures whose 70++% emotional, we need to spend more efforts carefully choose what's good in the end for ourself... <<less
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Kerbasi rated it
March 23, 2016
Status: --
I honestly thought I was strong enough to survive my crying instincts, but it turned out I was too weak and too affected by this novel as a whole. It's short and simple, but beneath it all is an honesty that really touches a cord. It's heartbreaking but true. It's a depiction of reality.
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anonareus rated it
August 5, 2018
Status: c3

I like how this is not like the typical romance drama where the FL always takes the ML back. It shows that you can love some and still let that person go when he no longer loves you.

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crimsoniv0j rated it
May 23, 2017
Status: --
This one is really good. Its like an open ending, you can just fabricate its continuation until your satisfied. I really wish it ended with husband realizing he can have all the fame but without his wife he is nothing then kneeling or crawling his way again to get back with his wife. Then they live happily ever after. How I wish it ended like that. This short novel is a great ground for a longer and better novel.
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Otwentyfirst rated it
August 4, 2018
Status: --
it's basically about two people who aren't pushy enough about their love so it falls apart from the apathy. His first love was always the music, while her's may have been the idea of happily ever after.

the story itself is ok. Nothing special, maybe because it was so short? It's rather forgettable. I don' think it was a very emotional or sentiment story, just good monologue. There are other much more enjoyable emotional stories or there.
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March 8, 2018
Status: c3
I AM WARNING YOU. Do not dare to read this story if you are very easy to get sentimental and emotional. Just like me..! At first, I was thinking maybe it will turnout good at the end. Then, when the story got further, I literally felt a pang in my heart when I discovered the truth. And after reading, I can't get over. I'm moved to tears that I can't get over it the whole night, and can't read a single story after this. Why? I'm that emotional, I guess.... more>> So, if you're so easy to cry, then I'll just remind you if ever it gets you hurt too.

If I look at in real life, I can say I am somehow similar to the MC. When I decide to do a thing, I'll never change my mind even though deep inside my feelings are in turmoil. <<less
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