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* '''Implied''': Alice divorces Bob offscreen, much later than she said she wanted to divorce him.



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** Bob wants to antagonize Alice for leaving him by dragging out the process for as long as possible.


* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob repeatedly asks Alice if she is sure, before eventually signing.



** Bob still has feelings for Alice, and/or wants to try and see if they can go through marriage counselling and "make it work."

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** Bob still has feelings for Alice, and/or wants to try and see if they can go through marriage counselling counseling and "make it work."



** AliceAndBob agree to try counselling before getting a divorce.

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** AliceAndBob Alice and Bob agree to try counselling counseling before getting a divorce.



* '''Played For Drama''': Bob is an [[DomesticAbuser abusive husband]] and wants to prolong the miserable marriage as long a possible.



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** Bob still has feelings for Alice, and/or wants to try and see if they can go through marriage counseling and "make it work."

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** Bob still has feelings for Alice, and/or wants to try and see if they can go through marriage counseling counselling and "make it work."


** As soon as Alice mentions that possibility of divorce, bob is ready to sign.

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** As soon as Alice mentions that possibility of divorce, bob Bob is ready to sign.sign the paper, even if Alice does not have them.


* '''GenderInverted''': Or Bob serves Alice divorce papers, and Alice procrastinates about signing them.

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* '''Inverted''':


* '''Inverted''':



** Alternatively, Alice plops divorce papers on Bob's desk, and Bob signs them right away.
** Or Bob serves Alice divorce papers, and Alice procrastinates about signing them.

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** Alternatively, As soon as Alice plops divorce papers on Bob's desk, and Bob signs them right away.
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mentions that possibility of divorce, bob is ready to sign.
* '''GenderInverted''':
Or Bob serves Alice divorce papers, and Alice procrastinates about signing them.



** Or, Bob confronts Alice, and they agree that instead of divorcing, they will try couples' counseling first.
** Or, Bob signs the papers right away.

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** Or, Bob confronts Alice, and they agree that instead of divorcing, they will try couples' counseling first.
** Or, Bob signs the papers right away.
counselling first.



** The third subversion.

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** The third subversion.Bob signs the papers right away.



** AliceAndBob agree to try counseling before getting a divorce.

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** AliceAndBob agree to try counseling counselling before getting a divorce.


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* '''Exploited''': ???Bob is extremely controlling, so refusing to sign the papers is one last way for him to push Alice around.


* '''Basic Trope''': One half of a couple wants a divorce; the other is reluctant to go through with it.
* '''Played Straight''': Alice wants a divorce from Bob, but Bob procrastinates about signing the papers.

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* '''Basic Trope''': One half of a couple wants a divorce; the other is reluctant to go through with it.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Alice wants a divorce from Bob, but Bob procrastinates about signing the papers.



* '''Downplayed''': ???



** Or Bob serves Alice divorce papers, and Alice procrastinates about signing them.

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** Or Bob serves Alice divorce papers, and Alice procrastinates about signing them.



** Or, Bob signs the papers right away.

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** Or, Bob signs the papers right away.



* '''Deconstructed''': See "Double Subverted".
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob talk about their issues, and either reconsider the divorce (and work through their problems), or agree that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy it's better to just end it]].



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''':
** AliceAndBob are HappilyMarried, or at least not getting a divorce.
** The third subversion.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to segue into a drawn-out romance arc, with an Alice-Bob-Charles LoveTriangle."



* '''Averted''': AliceAndBob are HappilyMarried, or at least not getting a divorce.
** The third subversion.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to segue into a drawn-out romance arc, with an Alice-Bob-Charles LoveTriangle."



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



* '''Played For Laughs''': See "Parodied"
* '''Played For Drama''': Almost always is.

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* '''Deconstructed''': See "Double Subverted".
* '''Reconstructed''': AliceAndBob talk about their issues, and either reconsider the divorce (and work through their problems), or agree that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy it's better to just end it]].
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** Or Bob serves Alice divorce papers, and Alice procrastinates about signing them.

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** The third subversion.


* '''Justified''': Bob still has feelings for Alice, and/or wants to try and see if they can go through marriage counseling and "make it work."

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob still has feelings for Alice, and/or wants to try and see if they can go through marriage counseling and "make it work."



* '''Inverted''': Alice wants Bob to propose marriage to her, but Bob is (for whatever reason(s)) dragging his feet about it.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Alice wants Bob to propose marriage to her, but Bob is (for whatever reason(s)) dragging his feet about it.



* '''Subverted''': The deadline is fast approaching, and though the papers are unsigned, it's because Bob has been busy and forgot about them.

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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The deadline is fast approaching, and though the papers are unsigned, it's because Bob has been busy and forgot about them.



* '''Defied''': Bob signs the papers right away, because he wants the divorce as badly as Alice does.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
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Bob signs the papers right away, because he wants the divorce as badly as Alice does.


* '''Inverted''': Alice wants Bob to propose marriage to her, but Bob is commitment-phobic, wants to break up with Alice, and/or doesn't believe in marriage.

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* '''Inverted''': Alice wants Bob to propose marriage to her, but Bob is commitment-phobic, wants to break up with Alice, and/or doesn't believe in marriage.(for whatever reason(s)) dragging his feet about it.

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** Or, Bob signs the papers right away.

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