The Etymology of Romance or: Oh, No Wonder It Didn’t Work Out

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We tend to villainize our former flames, our ex-lovers, our past pursuits. They didn’t get us. They were too selfish! They were co-dependent. They never listened.

It was almost as if they were injecting drama into our relationship on purpose.

I watched Tarantino’s True Romance the other day and I got the bright idea to research the…