Daily Archives: October 12, 2016

Problematic Romance Tropes

Throughout many stories there have been a variety of situations where people get together that tends to be problematic. We often love these stories that tell of two people getting together and we watch enthralled sometimes as we watch them unfold. At the same time they are often unrealistic or unattainable goals for a relationship. It makes sense because simple romance is not as interesting and we love to watch the drama, but we also need to recognize when what is presented demonstrates potential problematic ideas.

The problem can be that if we don’t recognize the problematic elements then we can fall into a trap of thinking that it is realistic or having expectations that don’t line up. Now some of these are borderline problematic, which is some of the issue because they can go either way. Continue reading