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6 Heartbreaking Unrequited Romances (That Never Would’ve Worked Out Anyway)

I love an unrequited romance, be it on TV or in a book. I don’t know why this is, although I have my suspicions. (I love to suffer.). Whatever the reason, I just can’t get enough of two fictional characters who are TOTALLY MEANT TO BE TOGETHER but can’t. Drama ensues, there’s lots of yearning, and ultimately they go their separate ways like two ships passing in the night. I then get to be upset about it forever, which of course I’m ecstatic about. It’s perfect.

Now, sometimes characters never get together and it’s tragic. Other times characters never get together and it’s for the best. Let’s talk about that second type.