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Emmerdale fans attack Rhona's 'selfish' behaviour as she struggles with Marlon's stroke

Emmerdale fans were quick to point the finger following tonight's episode of the ITV soap, which is largely focused around Marlon Dingle's rehabilitation.

Following his stroke last week, many of Marlon's friends and family have rallied around him as he starts his journey to recovery.

And perhaps nobody has tried harder to help him than Rhona. But many fans have been left unimpressed by what they think is "selfish" behaviour.

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In tonight's episode, Rhona becomes visibly upset as Marlon struggles to name the images shown to him on flash cards as part of his speech therapy.

While many fans expressed sympathy for the pair and the difficult road ahead of them, several felt Rhona's behaviour was unacceptable.

Sharing their reaction on Twitter, one user called @catlady020 wrote: "Rhona is being selfish. She's thinking of herself.

"There's a long road ahead but Rhona thinks by being like this, pushy, Marlon will get better faster and she'll get her life back to normal."

Marlon's partner Rhona broke down in tears following the shocking news that his recovery would be far from easy - and may take several months before he could walk, talk, or even eat again without assistance. (ITV)

Similarly frustrated, @bradleycoombes7 said Rhona needs to "stop pushing him."

@PJDavies1962 added: "Yellow card for Rhona."

Thankfully, with the help of a caring nurse, who pulled Rhona aside, she seemingly saw the error of her ways.

After being told she must put her feelings to one side, a concerned Rhona says: "I've been pushing him too hard haven't I?"

Later in the episode she then attempts to offer more gentle encouragement, letting Marlon know how proud she is of his efforts.

And some fans went on to suggest she has been doing her best.

@maitra_sulagna said: "Rhona got a talking to! But on a more serious note, I feel for her. Her head must be all over the place."

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