Why don't people believe a Happily Ever After "ending" is possible in real life, and if it isn't possible to achieve in reality, what's wrong with reading about it?
This series explores this complex issue from several directions.
Part 1 Are Soul Mates who find each other destined for an HEA?
Why do readers reject the Romance Genre, but accept the Love Story sub-plot?
Here is a set of links to previous posts in other series of posts on this blog being applied to this problem in the series of posts on Soul Mates and the HEA series:
We have discussed the plausibility of the Soul Mate hypothesis and the Happily Ever After goal hypothesis in many different contexts.
If the HEA is implausible, how come it happens?
The Cheating Woman
Nesting Huge Themes Inside Each Other (building the foundation of a series)
And What Does She See In Him?
Part 3 of Soul Mates And The HEA Real or Fantasy -Convincing Your Reader
Is Monkey Sex Best There Can Be?
Domestic Violence During the HEA
Love Vs. Romance
Is The HEA Balderdash?
The Science of the HEA
Mixing Soul, Science and Politics