Linear Structure and the Relationship Plot

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Romantic relationships often (but not always) follow a linear path based on connections that grow stronger as the lovers find out more about each other, including how they behave under the pressures of the life or, in the case of story, under the pressures of the plot.

Below is a vastly simplified outline of the stages many people pass through as they fall in love (with a big thank you to Millie the Model comics): Continue reading