Enduring Unrequited Love


Out of Reach


It’s a common theme among romantic comedies. An individual falls in love with someone who is not free to pursue a rela­tion­ship. Some plots depict a swooner that goes unnoticed by a popular character. Screenwriters call this sexual tension.

Beyond the glitz and glam of Hollywood, the emotion of unre­quit­ed love is real. How do you cope with the pain when you are not on the receiving end of someone’s love or a chasm hinders mutual affection?

Signs of Sexual Tension
  • Awkward conversations
  • Sustained eye contact
  • Butterflies in stomach
  • Close proximity
  • Casual touching
  • Exchanging smiles
  • Frequent teasing
  • Excessive laughing

Mutual sexual tension can lead to unrequited love. But unrequited love can be unilateral from a far.

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