Yes, I don’t think this even a question. Spike and Buffy hit rock bottom in S6 and it’s difficult to watch. A feeble attempt to defend them is to emphasize the circumstances. Buffy is depressed and when you are experiencing depression, you’re numb and consumed by the thoughts that make you unhappy. And in the case of Spike, Buffy had been his moral compass so far and she’s lost this season. He truly loves her but we’ve debated enough what it means “to love” for a vampire without a soul. He does a lot of selfless acts, but in S6 he’s selfish and wants to bring her into the dark with him.It hurts to say but season six Spuffy takes the biscuit from unhealthiest although Angel and Darla's in Angel season two's is too. Wiliah isn't as bad as at least some respect and honesty there and less outright abuse.
Healthiest were Willow's two at their best - Woz in late season three and Tillow in season five after Family (it gets a few points deducted from Tara keeping secrets before then).
I actually agree with you. I may not like it but Kennedy and Willow had a long and healthy relationship, not epic or intense or anything but its probably what Willow needed.Kennedy Willow (yup I will get burnt at the stake for this)
I'm not sure since we don't see like, 80% of them together, but certainly afterwards we never Faith in any sort of sexual/romantic relationship again, so I'm gonna assume Wood did a major number on her.Wood and Faith
The AR, the punching each other/Buffy actively using Spike, Spike pushing Buffy away from her friends, etc.I don't get what's so unhealthy about Spuffy in S6. Maybe I repressed much of it, but considering the type of show it is, and the people involved in the ship, I just didn't think it was unhealthy.
The sexual assault wasn't Spuffy though, as they had broken up. It was Spike.The AR,
The were two superpowered people that enjoyed wrecking stuff, don't see that as unhealthy.the punching each other/Buffy
Who really weren't being very good friends anyway. Again, I don't really see it as being unhealthy. Certain not from a Spuffy standpoint.Spike pushing Buffy away from her friends, etc.
When Buffy is on her knees sobbing for Tara to tell her she's wrong because of the relationship she's allowed herself to be in, it doesn't scream healthy. Spike violates her personal space & sexualizes her hair, and she starts hacking it off. Usually a sign if trauma with women. Then there's her having garlic all over her room & hugging crosses to keep Spike away. And whether the Scoobies were being the best friends is moot. In the end, those were her loved ones that Spike is telling her she doesn't belong with. In addition to making hrt doubt & hate herself with talks of how wrong & twisted she is just to drag her into darkness.The sexual assault wasn't Spuffy though, as they had broken up. It was Spike.
The were two superpowered people that enjoyed wrecking stuff, don't see that as unhealthy.
Who really weren't being very good friends anyway. Again, I don't really see it as being unhealthy. Certain not from a Spuffy standpoint.
That's because Buffy wasn't healthy. It bled through into all of her relationships- not just with Spike. I just thought it was Buffy being unhealthy and not so much Spuffy. Again, I preface that as I did initially in saying "the type of show it is, and the people involved in the ship"When Buffy is on her knees sobbing for Tara to tell her she's wrong because of the relationship she's allowed herself to be in, it doesn't scream healthy.