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Holden's Relationship Issues

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Although Holden also has several relationship issues, both with his family and women, “Best Thing I Never Had” by Beyonce characterizes his relationship with Sally Hayes. Holden seems to move from one girlfriend to the next, but he starts to make a turnaround when he goes on a date with Sally. She annoys him a lot and Holden seems to have very conflicting and inconsistent feelings for her. Holden is stuck with romantic ideals and unrealistic expectations. However, their relationship ends badly after he offers to run away with her, but she refuses. In this moment, the lyrics “So when I think of the time that I almost loved you/ You showed your ass and I, I saw the real you”, would best describe what he thinks about Sally despite what he thought

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