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14th Jan '18 7:49:44 PM maxwellsilver
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** This, in turn, was referenced in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Peter was stranded with Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe on a desert island, only to finally return home and find that Brian had taken over his former role in the home. (They explicitly only married for stability, and, to Brian's chagrin, never did the deed. This is to keep their [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]], well, U.)

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** This, in turn, was referenced in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Peter was stranded with Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe on a desert island, only to finally return home and find that Brian had taken over his former role in the home. (They explicitly only married for stability, and, to Brian's chagrin, never did the deed. This is to keep their [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]], UnresolvedSexualTension, well, U.Unresolved.)



* Not uncommon with American slavery. Since people could be sold away at any time and for any reason, you could absolutely be separated from your spouse or your children for the rest of your life. Which could lead to tragedies like [[http://www2.uncp.edu/home/berrys/courses/hist310/hist310_docs_slavery_3.html this]] where people gave up and started new families, and could not reunite with each other even after they became free.

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* Not uncommon with American slavery. Since people could be sold away at any time and for any reason, you could absolutely be separated from your spouse or your children for the rest of your life. Which could lead to tragedies like [[http://www2.uncp.edu/home/berrys/courses/hist310/hist310_docs_slavery_3.html this]] where people gave up and started new families, and could not reunite with each other even after they became free.
11th Nov '17 9:14:51 AM lillolillo
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* In Creator/DCComics, Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown has just discovered an unpleasant consequence of [[FakingTheDead faking your death]] for a year -- her boyfriend, Robin, has since started dating again. She was gone long enough that Robin's relationship with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie]] had both come and gone, but at the time of her return Tim was dating Zoanne, a normal girl at his high school, and she took it quite well, acknowledging that it was her fault for disappearing. She and Tim managed to remain friends and crimefighting partners as he stayed with Zoanne. Of course, then a new creative team came on board; Steph was ordered by Batman to betray Tim to a villain to help 'make him a better Robin', in the process entirely ruining her friendship with him. Very shortly after Tim then finally hit the end of the TraumaCongaLine that his life had turned into ever since ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' and Steph's faked death, had what can only be described as a complete nervous breakdown, and in the process of cutting himself off from any and all beneficial human contact Tim broke up disastrously with Zoanne. And so the whole point was rendered spectacularly moot.
** For that matter: prior to dating Tim, Cassie had been with ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, who died. Tim and Cassie had a brief relationship (which could be interpreted as SexForSolace without having ever gone as far as sex), then break up. [[ComicBookDeath Then Superboy comes back from the dead]]. The pair are sure that he's going to be angry at them, but he's cool with it--hey, it's not like they knew his death was temporary.

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* In Creator/DCComics, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'': Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown has just discovered an unpleasant consequence of [[FakingTheDead faking your death]] for a year -- her boyfriend, Robin, has since started dating again. She was gone long enough that Robin's relationship with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie]] had both come and gone, but at the time of her return Tim was dating Zoanne, a normal girl at his high school, and she took it quite well, acknowledging that it was her fault for disappearing. She and Tim managed to remain friends and crimefighting partners as he stayed with Zoanne. Of course, then a new creative team came on board; Steph was ordered by Batman to betray Tim to a villain to help 'make him a better Robin', in the process entirely ruining her friendship with him. Very shortly after Tim then finally hit the end of the TraumaCongaLine that his life had turned into ever since ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' and Steph's faked death, had what can only be described as a complete nervous breakdown, and in the process of cutting himself off from any and all beneficial human contact Tim broke up disastrously with Zoanne. And so the whole point was rendered spectacularly moot.
** For that matter: prior * Prior to dating Tim, Cassie Cassandra "ComicBook/WonderGirl" Sandsmark had been with ComicBook/{{Superboy}}, who died. Tim and Cassie had a brief relationship (which could be interpreted as SexForSolace without having ever gone as far as sex), then break up. [[ComicBookDeath Then Superboy comes back from the dead]]. The pair are sure that he's going to be angry at them, but he's cool with it--hey, it's not like they knew his death was temporary.
28th Oct '17 5:35:35 PM missmoon
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Stibnite decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Tony was a surgeon who was utterly devoted to her and stayed by her side. Eglamore hates Tony and harbors an intense grudge against him for various reasons, one of which being that Surma chose him.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Stibnite decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend ex-boyfriend Sir James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Tony was a surgeon who was utterly devoted to her and stayed by her side. Eglamore hates Tony and harbors an intense grudge against him for various reasons, with the main one of which being that Surma chose him.him. The flashback chapter "Get Lost" revealed that [[spoiler:she cheated on him with Tony while on a field expedition in Brazil. Eglamore's hatred is quite justified here as upon his return, Surma bluntly broke up with him, stating that Eglamore was just never there.]]
27th Oct '17 10:41:53 PM NanoMoose
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* At the end of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Rachel Dawes promises Bruce that [[IWillWaitForYou she will wait for the day he stops being Batman to be with him]]. Fast forward to ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and not only does she back out on this, but she's managed to meet and agree to marry Harvey Dent...within a span of about eight months. It's implied that she realized offscreen he was never going to stop being Batman.

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* At the end of ''Film/BatmanBegins'', Rachel Dawes promises her childhood friend Bruce that [[IWillWaitForYou she will wait for the day he stops being Batman to be with him]]. Fast forward to In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', and not only does she back out on this, but she's managed comes to meet and agree to marry Harvey Dent...within a span of about eight months. It's implied decide that she realized offscreen he was never Bruce is ''never'' going to stop being Batman.Batman and accepts a marriage proposal from Harvey Dent just in time for her death.
11th Oct '17 6:08:18 PM darksoul4242
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* What happened with [[spoiler: Himawari]] in ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' if the fact [[spoiler: she has a husband]] is any indication. However, [[spoiler: Watunaki knows and fully supports her decision]]. Also, [[spoiler: the fact that Doumeki's great-grandson was interacting with Watunaki indicates that Doumeki eventually did marry someone]].

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* What happened with [[spoiler: Himawari]] in ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' if the fact [[spoiler: she has a husband]] is any indication. However, [[spoiler: Watunaki Watanuki knows and fully supports her decision]]. Also, [[spoiler: the fact that Doumeki's great-grandson was interacting with Watunaki Watanuki indicates that Doumeki eventually did marry someone]].
6th Oct '17 5:19:36 AM Owlorange1995
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* The pilot of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' shows that Iris started a relationship with Eddie while Barry was stuck in a nine-month-long coma. Before his awakening, Iris and Barry could bring themselves to express how they felt about each other, and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he eventually decides to let Eddie date Iris]]. However, it's shown that she's not truly over her feelings for Barry, as shown by her displeasure at him going out with Linda Park. Eventually, [[spoiler: Eddie breaks up with Iris despite her protests, conceding that he was never her first choice.]]
19th Sep '17 4:11:34 PM missmoon
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Stibnite decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Tony was a surgeon who was utterly devoted to her and stayed by her side. Eglamore hates Tony and harbors an intense grudge against for various reasons, one of which because Surma chose him.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Stibnite decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Tony was a surgeon who was utterly devoted to her and stayed by her side. Eglamore hates Tony and harbors an intense grudge against him for various reasons, one of which because being that Surma chose him.
19th Sep '17 4:08:32 PM missmoon
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Carver decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Tony was a medical doctor and surgeon who stayed by her side. Eglamore still harbors a grudge against Tony for various reasons, one of which because Surma chose him.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Carver Stibnite decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Tony was a medical doctor and surgeon who was utterly devoted to her and stayed by her side. Eglamore still hates Tony and harbors a an intense grudge against Tony for various reasons, one of which because Surma chose him.
8th Sep '17 6:42:25 AM missmoon
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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Anthony was a medical doctor and surgeon. Eglamore still harbors a grudge against Tony for various reasons, one of which because Surma chose him.

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* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', it's implied that this is the reason Surma Carver decided to marry the aloof and stoic Anthony Carver over her former boyfriend James Eglamore. Eglamore was undergoing training for warriorhood in the Court and would be miles away for long periods of time, while Anthony Tony was a medical doctor and surgeon.surgeon who stayed by her side. Eglamore still harbors a grudge against Tony for various reasons, one of which because Surma chose him.
5th Sep '17 11:31:51 AM szielins
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* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel and Jean were in young and in love when he went to Korea. His letter back to her telling her his address got lost. When both got no letters from the other, they assumed the other had lost interest. Both married, then were either divorced or widowed, and they got together serendipitously many many years later (30 or 40) and fell in love again.

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* In ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel and Jean were in young and in love when he went to Korea. His letter back to her telling her his address got lost. When both got no letters from the other, they assumed the other had lost interest. Both married, then were either he divorced or and she was widowed, and they got together serendipitously many many years later (30 or 40) and fell in love again.
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