'''Basic Trope''': A plot point is resolved, only to be [[ResetButton unresolved]], and re-resolved, often repeatedly.
* '''Straight''': AliceAndBob ''finally'' resolve their UnresolvedSexualTension, only to fall victim to SexChangesEverything and have a bad breakup. Some time later, they [[SexWithTheEx sleep together]] and decide that they should give it another try, which they do. Next season, they break up again.
* '''Exaggerated''': AliceAndBob break up and get back together OnceAnEpisode.
* '''Downplayed''': AliceAndBob break up, then sometime later [[SexWithTheEx have a one-night stand]].
* '''Justified''': AliceAndBob have feelings for one another (and possibly [[DestructiveRomance a creepy co-dependency]]) that they just can't shake.
* '''Inverted''':
** After cycling through an on-again-off-again relationship all season (or even just resolving BelligerentSexualTension), AliceAndBob either get together for good or break up for good.
** Alternatively, AliceAndBob's [[DestructiveRomance troubled relationship]] doesn't ''end'', but [[TheMasochismTango is drawn out for all it's worth]], even though it would be much easier to [[JustEatGilligan end it for good.]]
* '''Subverted''':
** AliceAndBob go through their romance arc, only to break up and decide they are BetterAsFriends.
** Alice [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain tells Bob she's moved on, and that he should too.]]
* '''Double Subverted''':
** FriendsWithBenefits, that is, before trying for the RelationshipUpgrade again.
** This time around. Several seasons later, however, it's revealed that Alice has had feelings for Bob all this time and gets back together with him.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** AliceAndBob either stay together or stay broken up; the romance arc isn't drawn out any more than necessary.
** AliceAndBob never get together in the first place.
* '''Enforced''': "We want to prevent ShippingBedDeath and keep the audience interested in watching PrimeTimeSoap."
* '''Lampshaded''': "You'll be back [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall next week]], Alice! Don't kid yourself!"
* '''Invoked''': Alice and Bob break up, and Bob starts talking with her later about WhatCouldHaveBeen.
* '''Exploited''': [[HopelessSuitor Charlie]] devises a plan to get them to break up again so he can make his moves on Alice.
* '''Defied''': Alice tells Bob [[WeAreNotGoingThroughThatAgain it won't happen]], and/or is dating someone else.
* '''Discussed''': "AliceAndBob are back together again."
* '''Conversed''': "OK, everyone place your bets: how long will AliceAndBob last ''this'' time?"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** It breaks the audience's WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief and eventually alienates the audience (not to mention, {{Alice and Bob}}'s friends.)
** Also, dancing TheMasochismTango and cycling through an on-again-off-again relationship isn't good for Alice ''or'' Bob.
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob work out their issues; they either find a way to make it work in a ''healthy'' way, or break up and never get back together again.
* '''Played For Laughs''': SlapSlapKiss.
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You're not seriously going back to YoYoPlotPoint [[HereWeGoAgain again]], are you?!
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???