Seriously, if I have to see one more “boy leaves girl because she had a relationship with his brother years before she met him,” I’m going to vomit.
So not kidding.
Who writes this crap? I mean, really, she DIDN’T know the hero years ago—how the heck was she supposed to know she was dating his brother?!
This kind of premise always has a faintly misogynistic feel to me. When’s the last time you saw a man being dumped by the girl because he dated her sister five years ago? Oh, right, NEVER.
What’s a woman to do? Say, “Oh, Brad, I’d love to date you, but could I meet all of your family right now, just in case you have a brother/cousin/uncle that I might find more attractive than you, or that I may date in five years. I’d hate to ruin that relationship by seeing you.”
What kind of insecure twat puts a woman on the cross for decisions she made (in the name of love and happiness, no less!) years ago? Or months ago?
I could see the guy walking away if she was dating him and his brother at the same time, but really, when she didn’t know about the Hero? Give me a break.
This just has too many shades of subtle repression, of woman as objects and not persons unto themselves for me to do anything but sneer in contempt.