I want to make it clear that I do I love shipping. And I love reading (and writing) fics for my OTPs. But one thing that annoys me in romantic fic is when they portray romantic love as the greatest kind of love.
I’ve seen so many fic where a character believes the platonic love others have for them could never fufill them the way romantic love does. And they couldn’t live without the person they love reciprocating their feelings. That … isn’t healthy. But I think the way society prioritizes romantic love over other kinds of love can be an unhealthy thing.
Romance is great to write about, but when two people have a major fixation on one another and its depicted as romantic … that’s not okay.