'''Basic Trope''': A couple that used to be JustFriends gets a RelationshipUpgrade, and things don't exactly work out.
* '''Straight''': AliceAndBob become an OfficialCouple, and they're happy for awhile, but then start fighting.
* '''Exaggerated''': AliceAndBob declare their undying love for one another, then two minutes later, they're fighting.
* '''Downplayed''': AliceAndBob become an OfficialCouple. When they were JustFriends, they used to bicker more or less once a week, but now it's twice a week.
* '''Justified''':
** Bad qualities that Alice and/or Bob overlooked are now beginning to surface.
** AliceAndBob really ''weren't'' suited for one another, since they have different goals and ideals.
** AliceAndBob have been [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend friends for a long time]], and while they are good friends, there's no chemistry because of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect the Westermarck effect]], and trying to force coupliness ends up causing more misery than happiness.
** The mystery of another person that makes the early stages of a relationship exciting never happened because AliceAndBob spent so much time together that there was no real mystery.
** AliceAndBob started spending ''too'' much time together and neglecting everyone and everything else they once cared about, and are now feeling it.
** Really, any reason for hitting the RelationshipCeiling.
* '''Inverted''': AliceAndBob break up and decide that they are BetterAsFriends. (They can either be happier that way or not so much.)
* '''Subverted''': AliceAndBob are happy together.
* '''Double Subverted''': But then some months later, they decide to "take a break", and finally to just drop the OfficialCouple status altogether, for whatever reason(s).
* '''Parodied''': AliceAndBob argue about who loves the other more, or do a NoYouHangUpFirst [[http://xkcd.com/698/ routine]] a la WebComic/{{XKCD}}.
* '''Zig Zagged''': AliceAndBob keep breaking up and getting back together.
* '''Averted''':
** AliceAndBob get together, but don't seem to have any major problems or fight.
** AliceAndBob don't get together.
* '''Enforced''':
** RuleOfDrama
** A TakeThat at shippers of a FanPreferredCouple that the writer(s) does not like.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Ever since you two got together, all you do is fight over the littlest things!"
* '''Invoked''': AliceAndBob have their first "sleepover", and Bob is messy in Alice's apartment.
* '''Exploited''': Damien plays matchmaker for AliceAndBob to drive them apart. He's Bob's HeterosexualLifePartner and all this {{ship teas|e}}ing with Alice means Bob has [[FriendVersusLover less time to spend with his buddy Damien]]. Damien hopes that if AliceAndBob have a RelationshipUpgrade, they'll finally get sick of each other so he can have Bob all to himself.
* '''Defied''': Alice decides not to let it bother her too much and just reminds Bob nicely to please tidy up after himself.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': AliceAndBob are miserable when they thought they'd be happy, because they are starting to notice qualities that didn't matter so much when they were friends, but now pose a threat to their coupledom or just annoy each other. They may have been spending too much time together, or maybe the timing of the RelationshipUpgrade was off. If they stay together, they will continue to be unhappy; if they don't, they may resent one another.
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob work through their problems and become a stronger couple. They still have disagreements, but feeling secure in their relationship, they don't let it get to them. They may even start to enjoy playfully bickering with each other.
* '''Played For Laughs''': ToiletSeatDivorce, AwfulWeddedLife.
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