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14th Jan '17 2:20:37 PM NubianSatyress
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* ''Series/LastManStanding'': Ryan got Kristin pregnant during their senior year of high school and promised her that he would support her. When she decided to keep the baby, he ditched her to go to college and earn ADegreeInUseless. Meanwhile, she had to give up her future to raise Boyd by working as a waitress in a run-down diner while continuing to live with her parents because she couldn't afford to move out. He eventually decides to take responsibility and return after graduating, but leans on Kristin to do most of the disciplining and be the breadwinner so he can go on social crusades and protests when not trying to indoctrinate Boyd with his ultra-left wing ideals.

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* ''Series/LastManStanding'': Ryan got Kristin pregnant during their senior year of high school and promised her that he would support her. When she decided to keep the baby, he ditched her to go to college and earn ADegreeInUseless. Meanwhile, she had to give up her future to raise Boyd by working as a waitress in a run-down diner while continuing to live with her parents because she couldn't afford to move out. He eventually decides to take responsibility and return after graduating, but leans on Kristin to do most of the disciplining and be the breadwinner so he can go on social crusades and protests when not trying to indoctrinate Boyd with his ultra-left wing ideals.disciplining.
10th Jan '17 8:59:21 AM MichaelKatsuro
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* In ''Film/NottingHill'', Anna is the one that constantly assumes the worst of William and ditches him without explanation. Yet it is ''William'' who has to scour London and basically beg her to come back to him at the end of the film.
** That does ignore the preceding scene where she came crawling to his shop to beg him to take her back and he turned her down quite resoundingly (he kept the Chagall original she brought him, though).
31st Dec '16 5:28:50 PM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/LastManStanding'': Ryan got Kristin pregnant during their senior year of high school and promised her that he would support her. When she decided to keep the baby, he ditched her to go to college and earn ADegreeInUseless. Meanwhile, she had to give up her future to raise Boyd by working as a waitress in a run-down diner while continuing to live with her parents because she couldn't afford to move out. He eventually decides to take responsibility and return after graduating, but leans on Kristin to do most of the disciplining and be the breadwinner so he can go on social crusades and protests when not trying to indoctrinate Boyd with his ultra-left wing ideals.
28th Dec '16 8:23:04 AM cdrood
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In "Escape", aka "The Pina Colada Song", the protagonist is checking out personal ads in the middle of the night while his girlfriend is sleeping because he was "tired of my lady". He answers the ad, only to find out it was placed by his girlfriend. Not only were the two completely willing to cheat on each other with complete strangers, they apparently had never even bothered to discuss things they like to do with each other.
28th Dec '16 7:52:22 AM cdrood
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** Kate never appeared in the TV Series. In fact, her existence in this movie directly contradicted a major point in the series that Duncan had never and would never marry.
24th Dec '16 3:00:21 AM Tron80
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* At the end of the ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' manga, Ryoko and Shin reunite, after Shin has repeatedly broken Ryoko's heart. Then again, this ''is'' [[LoveMartyr Ryoko]] [[WideEyedIdealist we're]] [[WrongGenreSavvy talking]] [[LoveMakesYouDumb about]].
** Keep in mind though that at the series finale Shin has suffered ''total'' amnesia after the final battle. He doesn't remember Area 88 or that he treated Ryoko like shit. Ryoko sees this as a RelationshipResetButton, and that's how things end up for them.

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* At the end of the ''Manga/{{Area 88}}'' manga, Ryoko and Shin reunite, after Shin has repeatedly broken Ryoko's heart. Then again, this ''is'' [[LoveMartyr Ryoko]] [[WideEyedIdealist we're]] [[WrongGenreSavvy talking]] [[LoveMakesYouDumb about]].
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about]]. Keep in mind though that at the series finale Shin has suffered ''total'' amnesia after the final battle. He doesn't remember Area 88 or that he treated Ryoko like shit. Ryoko sees this as a RelationshipResetButton, and that's how things end up for them.
23rd Dec '16 11:14:25 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series protagonist [[LovableNerd Guybrush Threepwood]] has a rather rocky relationship with his eventual wife [[IronLady Elaine]]. Although she has affection for him it is clear that she also doesn't respect him very much, and she makes it clear that she has an important job and that Guybrush can barely be trusted with even basic errands. This comes to a head in the episodic ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', where she grows increasingly frustrated with her useless husband and prefers to spend her time helping the resurrected and apparently reformed [[BigBad LeChuck]], forgiving him for past abduction attempts and clearly taking a shine to him [[spoiler: though it is possible that there is some sort of voodoo hypnosis involved in her behavior]]. Meanwhile Guybrush encounters potential alternative love interest [[ActionGirlfriend Morgan]] who is younger, more attractive and considerably less abrasive. In the end [[spoiler: Elaine, apparently willingly, allows Lechuck to transform her into his evil undead queen and she assists in his attempts to destroy Guybrush's soul forever. Only with the aid of a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] from Morgan is Guybrush able to ward off Lechuck and restore Elaine to her original form. At this point Guybrush apparently forgets all about Morgan and meekly accepts his wife back despite her, supposedly brainwashed, attempts to destroy him]]. WHY?
* Note despite Morgan's crush, Guybrush shows no romantic interest in her - he's pretty loyal to his wife, and some dialogue hints that she's actually a good deal younger than he is. And [[spoiler: it's heavily implied Elaine agreed to the undead-ness knowing it's required to kill LeChuck, she just didn't expect the brainwashing that came with it]]

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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series protagonist [[LovableNerd Guybrush Threepwood]] has a rather rocky relationship with his eventual wife [[IronLady Elaine]]. Although she has affection for him it is clear that she also doesn't respect him very much, and she makes it clear that she has an important job and that Guybrush can barely be trusted with even basic errands. This comes to a head in the episodic ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', where she grows increasingly frustrated with her useless husband and prefers to spend her time helping the resurrected and apparently reformed [[BigBad LeChuck]], [=LeChuck=]]], forgiving him for past abduction attempts and clearly taking a shine to him [[spoiler: though it is possible that there is some sort of voodoo hypnosis involved in her behavior]]. Meanwhile Guybrush encounters potential alternative love interest [[ActionGirlfriend Morgan]] who is younger, more attractive and considerably less abrasive. In the end [[spoiler: Elaine, apparently willingly, allows Lechuck [=LeChuck=] to transform her into his evil undead queen and she assists in his attempts to destroy Guybrush's soul forever. Only with the aid of a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] from Morgan is Guybrush able to ward off Lechuck [=LeChuck=] and restore Elaine to her original form. At this point Guybrush apparently forgets all about Morgan and meekly accepts his wife back despite her, supposedly brainwashed, attempts to destroy him]]. WHY?
* Note despite Morgan's crush, Guybrush shows no romantic interest in her - he's pretty loyal to his wife, and some dialogue hints that she's actually a good deal younger than he is. And [[spoiler: it's heavily implied Elaine agreed to the undead-ness knowing it's required to kill LeChuck, [=LeChuck=], she just didn't expect the brainwashing that came with it]]
22nd Dec '16 12:00:10 PM Lemia
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* Stan in "Film/NightmareAlley" repeatedly rips off and uses everybody he meets, including his girlfriend (and later wife) Molly but she still loves him, despite the fact that by the end of the film, he's a hopeless alcoholic and even a carny geek.

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* Stan in "Film/NightmareAlley" ''Film/NightmareAlley'' repeatedly rips off and uses everybody he meets, including his girlfriend (and later wife) Molly but she still loves him, despite the fact that by the end of the film, he's a hopeless alcoholic and even a carny geek.geek.
* Many viewers of ''Film/Passengers2016'' found Jim's action of [[spoiler:intentionally taking Aurora out of cryogenic suspension and dooming her to die on the ship instead of being able to continue her life on another planet purely because he was lonely and found her attractive and then deceiving Aurora into believing that he ''saved'' her instead]] to be unbelievably creepy and Aurora's forgiveness of him after being initially furious when she finds out the truth to be undeserved.
9th Nov '16 1:55:39 PM GhostHouse
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** The rest of the group asks this of Ted when he considers getting back together with [[TheScrappy Zoey]] at the end of season 6 of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. You know, the woman who tried to destroy your career, manipulated you, lied to you, and secretly taped your conversations so that she could screw you over? Why ''wouldn't'' you take her back?

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** The rest of the group asks this of Ted when he considers getting back together with [[TheScrappy Zoey]] Zoey at the end of season 6 of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. You know, the woman who tried to destroy your career, manipulated you, lied to you, and secretly taped your conversations so that she could screw you over? Why ''wouldn't'' you take her back?
2nd Oct '16 9:18:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ErrantStory,'' Sarine aggressively resolves the UnresolvedSexualTension between her and Jon during a vulnerable moment. The next morning, she doesn't want to deal with the emotional fallout, so she uses magic to wipe his memory of it. When Jon figures it out later, he's utterly disgusted with her for the MindRape and leaves at the nearest opportunity. Circumstances force them to adventure together later, and they sort-of become VitriolicBestBuds throughout the rest of the story. [[spoiler:They have a BigDamnKiss at the story's climax (appropriately lampshaded), and the epilogue reveals they stayed together until Jon's death, and had a daughter.]]

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* In ''ErrantStory,'' ''Webcomic/ErrantStory,'' Sarine aggressively resolves the UnresolvedSexualTension between her and Jon during a vulnerable moment. The next morning, she doesn't want to deal with the emotional fallout, so she uses magic to wipe his memory of it. When Jon figures it out later, he's utterly disgusted with her for the MindRape and leaves at the nearest opportunity. Circumstances force them to adventure together later, and they sort-of become VitriolicBestBuds throughout the rest of the story. [[spoiler:They have a BigDamnKiss at the story's climax (appropriately lampshaded), and the epilogue reveals they stayed together until Jon's death, and had a daughter.]]
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