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28th Jan '13 8:16:55 AM Jetman123
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???For the duration of the war, Alice holds out hope that Bob might return, but eventually accepts that he is not coming back, and moves on.
24th Jan '13 10:03:09 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': The years of waiting with no other contact have taken a toll on Alice's psyche, so by the time Bob does get home, Alice is clinically depressed. Having pinned all her hopes on their relationship, she's built up what has been a fairly minor fling into a Love Story for the Ages, while Bob has seen her as little more than a glorified penpal - the discrepancy causes a lot of tension, with Bob feeling obliged to stay with a woman he doesn't really love because of the sacrifice she made.
* '''Reconstructed''': She may have blown the relationship out of proportion in her mind, but Bob is of a similarly romantic nature and is all the more in love with her for the fact that she waited.



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': The years of waiting with no other contact have taken a toll on Alice's psyche, so by the time Bob does get home, Alice is clinically depressed. Having pinned all her hopes on their relationship, she's built up what has been a fairly minor fling into a Love Story for the Ages, while Bob has seen her as little more than a glorified penpal - the discrepancy causes a lot of tension, with Bob feeling obliged to stay with a woman he doesn't really love because of the sacrifice she made.
* '''Reconstructed''': She may have blown the relationship out of proportion in her mind, but Bob is of a similarly romantic nature and is all the more in love with her for the fact that she waited.



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19th Jun '12 6:37:19 AM Telcontar
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* '''Justified''': Alice was truly and deeply in love with Bob and feels like life isn't even worth living without him.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Alice was truly and deeply in love with Bob and feels like life isn't even worth living without him.



* '''Double Subverted''': Alice's relationship with the second man fails because she's still in love with Bob, and no-one else can make her happy.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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Alice's relationship with the second man fails because she's still in love with Bob, and no-one else can make her happy.



* '''Parodied''': Alice's story sparks a reality TV show where viewers tune in to watch Alice wait for her love, hoping to see the ultimate reunion.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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Alice's story sparks a reality TV show where viewers tune in to watch Alice wait for her love, hoping to see the ultimate reunion.
12th Nov '11 6:23:23 PM johnnye
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'''Basic Trope''': A character waits for a very, very long time for their loved to return.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character waits for a very, very long time for their loved beloved to return.



* '''Inverted''': Alice marries a new guy the day after Bob ships off.
* '''Subverted''': Alice waits for many, many years, but finally gives up and begins a new relationship with a man.
* '''Double Subverted''': She falls in love with the second man before he too is shipped off to war and killed, so Alice resumes waiting.

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* '''Inverted''': Alice marries a new guy the day after Bob ships off.
AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder
* '''Subverted''': Alice waits for many, many years, says she will wait forever, but after a few years finally gives up and begins a new relationship with a man.
* '''Double Subverted''': She falls in love Alice's relationship with the second man before he too is shipped off to war fails because she's still in love with Bob, and killed, so Alice resumes waiting.no-one else can make her happy.



** [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder Absence]] [[DefiedTrope doesn't]] [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder make the heart go yonder]], and Alice's relationship with the second man fails because she's still in love with Bob.
* '''Parodied''': Alice's story sparks a reality tv show where viewers tune in to watch Alice wait for her love, hoping to see the ultimate reunion.
* '''Deconstructed''': The years of waiting with no other contact have taken a toll with Alice's psyche, so by the time Bob does get home, Alice is clinically depressed and prone to long boughts of crying.
* '''Reconstructed''': She spends those years waiting with the help of her grandmother, [[CoolOldLady who has seen the same situation before]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice waits for decades for Bob to come home, but he actually does. However, the next day, Alice is shipped off to war as a nurse, so Bob ends up having to wait around...

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** [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder Absence]] [[DefiedTrope doesn't]] [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder make the heart go yonder]], and Alice's relationship with the second man fails because she's still in love with Bob.
* '''Parodied''': Alice's story sparks a reality tv TV show where viewers tune in to watch Alice wait for her love, hoping to see the ultimate reunion.
** Bob goes out to the shops and Alice stands on the balcony gazing wistfully after him until he gets back a couple of hours later.
* '''Deconstructed''': The years of waiting with no other contact have taken a toll with on Alice's psyche, so by the time Bob does get home, Alice is clinically depressed and prone depressed. Having pinned all her hopes on their relationship, she's built up what has been a fairly minor fling into a Love Story for the Ages, while Bob has seen her as little more than a glorified penpal - the discrepancy causes a lot of tension, with Bob feeling obliged to long boughts stay with a woman he doesn't really love because of crying.
the sacrifice she made.
* '''Reconstructed''': She spends those years waiting may have blown the relationship out of proportion in her mind, but Bob is of a similarly romantic nature and is all the more in love with her for the help of her grandmother, [[CoolOldLady who has seen the same situation before]].
fact that she waited.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice waits for decades for Bob to come home, but he actually does. However, the next day, Alice is shipped off to war as a nurse, so Bob ends up having to wait around... when she gets back, it's revealed she had left because she''d finally gotten ove rhim, and while overseas she met someone else.



* '''Defied''': Alice dies shortly after Bob, so she doesn't have too long to wait...
** After a year or so of not hearing from Bob, Alice gets sick of waiting and goes off to look for him.

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* '''Defied''': Alice dies shortly after Bob, so she doesn't have too long to wait...
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After a year or so of not hearing from Bob, Alice gets sick of waiting and goes off to look for him.



* '''Conversed''': "Doesn't she realize that he is obviously dead by now and that she should just move on?"

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* '''Conversed''': "Doesn't she realize that he is obviously dead by now "If I went off to war and that she should just move on?"went MIA, how long would you wait?"
25th Feb '11 5:41:37 PM Kebab
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** [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder Absence]] [[DefiedTrope doesn't]] [[AbsenceMakesTheHeartGoYonder make the heart go yonder]], and Alice's relationship with the second man fails because she's still in love with Bob.
19th Nov '10 6:25:10 PM Scrounge
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** After a year or so of not hearing from Bob, Alice gets sick of waiting and goes off to look for Bob.

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** After a year or so of not hearing from Bob, Alice gets sick of waiting and goes off to look for Bob.him.
19th Nov '10 6:24:41 PM Scrounge
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** After a year or so of not hearing from Bob, Alice gets sick of waiting and goes off to look for Bob.
16th Aug '10 3:46:27 AM SKJAM
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** The second man is actually Bob, finally back from the war, but drastically changed.
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