Relationships in Books

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
Hello everyone and Happy Sunday…
I hope everyone has a great week. I just wanted to talk about relationships in novels and how they can seem so perfect on paper but it’s never that way in life. The men are always sexy and gorgeous and so are the women. You never see anyone over weight being depicted in a romance novel. Which I think should change because honestly how many of us have the perfect body? But we still have relationships, right? The problems that come up in our favorite stories are usually resolved by the end of the book but it’s not that easy in life. Sex is always on point and you never hear the woman say anything like “Why can’t you be more romantic like the men in the movies?” And you never hear the men say “Why can’t you be more adventurous in bed?” These kinds of things are life problems and are never depicted in novels and I just must wonder why that is?
I know that women read these books to escape their dull humdrum lives but wouldn’t they be able to relate to the characters more if the characters had similar problems? Just saying. Real relationships are hard and take work to build something worth keeping. Maybe we can take a lesson from some of our favorite novels on how to keep the romance going. All you men out there are probably rolling your eyes at my remark but that’s ok. I understand where you all are coming from too. You just want a woman who will be able to live out your wildest sexual fantasies and not complain about it. And, cook you a good meal every night and keep the house clean for those who are married. Keep the kids from