Relationship Representation in Mainstream Media

Love this post! I completely agree!

Growing Pains

No one enjoys a good love story more than I do, but I’ve recently grown a little frustrated by the lack of good couples that we actually get to know in mainstream media. The traditional story-telling arc dictates that resolution must only come at the end of the story, therefore, it is usually only at the end when we see couples getting together.

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So many stories are focused on fighting through obstacles to be together, such as miscommunication, resulting in breaking up and getting back together, or choosing whether or not to be together. Rarely do we actually see couples move past the honeymoon stage, and actually just be together. The story usually cuts off right before that point, and I understand — it’s much more exciting to watch the start of a relationship. I, like the rest of the world, do get very invested following stories that involve a couple getting together…

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