Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Book Trope I Wish Wouldn’t Happen IRL

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Closeup photo of pink, yellow, orange, and white conversation hearts. Not all of their messages can be read, but the ones that can be say things like “love,” “soft,” and “help.” I have two words for all of you this week: forbidden romance.

Assuming everyone in the relationship is a consenting adult and no one is being harmed, I spend exactly 0% of my time worrying about who anyone dates or marries in real life or in fiction.

This includes, but is not limited to, interracial, interfaith, age gap, multicultural, interabled, same sex, and any other sort of relationship that some heartily disapprove of.

You see people in just about every sort of “forbidden” relationship you can imagine in Toronto every single day. If someone chose to be horrified by other folks quietly going about their business, it would literally occupy the offended person’s mind every single moment of their days for the rest of their lives and they would still run out of time decades before they ran out of couples to be angry about.

Yes, I know that not every community is like this by any means….but I think our world would be a better place if everyone treated others with kindness and didn’t make a fuss about who folks fall in love with.

After all, there are more important things to discuss. For example, are conversation hearts delicious or not? I love them but my spouse does not!


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8 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: A Book Trope I Wish Wouldn’t Happen IRL

  1. Yes! 100% agree with you, Lydia!

  2. Great trope to avoid in real life. And I agree with your spouse that conversation hearts are not tasty, but they are still marvelous fun and totally worth the price.

  3. I’m completely with you here. Assuming consensual age-appropriate relationships and that everyone in them is informed and knows what they want, that’s about it for how much I care what people are getting up to. As long as it’s honest, and everyone knows what’s going on and is cool with it, zero Fs from me. I’m happy for anyone who has found a person/people to have a fulfilling relationship with, whatever that looks like. Also, frankly, it’s none of my business anyway!

    • I’m glad you agree! And, yes, polyamorous relationships should have been included in that list, too. Whatever makes consenting adults happy is totally fine.

  4. I completely agree with you about forbidden romances needing to stay away from real life! Though I do agree with your spouse about conversation hearts. I’m not a fan. (It’s been a while since I’ve had them, though. I wonder if they’re an acquired taste?)

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