The harrowing storyline currently playing out on General Hospital sees Kristina getting beaten up severely by her boyfriend, Kiefer. It brings the realities of domestic violence crashing into the usual soap storylines.
But our favorite shows are no strangers to seriously messed-up boyfriend situations. From abusers to addicts, murderers to philanderers, some of the women we love have gotten stuck with some real sketchy characters.
We've gathered up a handful or two of the most notable bad boyfriends on our favorite shows. Feel free to jeer at them as you click through the gallery.
And post who you think we left out in the comments!