Readers Speak: Our Relationship Was Worse Than Mel and Oksana's, And We Turned It AroundBeyond the issues of alleged abuse and racism, of audio rants possibly tampered with, of restraining orders and child custody, one thing was clear from Mel Gibson's first tape-recorded F-bomb: His relationship with Oksana Grigorieva had become a poisoned union, beyond salvaging, without a shadow of a doubt ... right?

Not so, say PopEater readers. Several chimed in to announce that they, too, were in disastrous relationships like Mel and Oksana's -- cursing, threats, abysmally lacking communication -- and managed to turn things around. Read three accounts of hope not lost.