so i was wonderig what would be a good first thread to post here and came into the conclusion that love and character develepment was a good idea to start with... so here's something, i'm writing this somewhat story where the characters don't have defined personalities but a set of them. it can be thought as if every single one of them has multiple personalities or as if each one act in different personalities depending on the event or the people surrounding them. this change is not spontaneous, they choose this way of living. so i have this character which we can call Red, and she mainly has this personality, let's call it Red1, where she behaves like a cold, emotionless, scientific method, hard facts, always serious woman. since she chooses to be this way, it can be thought that she enjoys living like this, but then, she has this other personality, let's call her Red2, where she's this love-filled, family woman, mother of a child, good spouse, calm and soft. now this mix of two sort of opposite personalities can be justified as a way for her to compensate each life with the other, what she lacks in Red1, she has in Red2, and it all works out but i was thinking of some history and for plot, Red1 has to exist before Red2 and i found this problem: since Red2 is married, has a child and is madly in love with them, how can a heartless woman like Red1 fall in love with a man so bad that she decides to create this new personality, all that Red1 hates, and act it everyday so the man can love her and be happy together? at first i gave it a hard thought but then i realized that life sort of is like this. i mean, you know someone you, somehow, fall in love with and if that person has issues with parts of you, you change them or work with them so the other person accepts you, this happens everyday. the case in my story is, of course, the extreme in this matter, but it can indeed be possible in real life... or movies, but they're all the same anyway. the problem for me is, how can i describe that? a love so bad that even a heartless person decides to be something so completely opposite to embrace it? i don't have a problem conceiving it, i just somehow can't relate to that position and i can't find a way to describe it in such a way that is both credible and not-cheesy... i hate cheesy... any thoughts? p.s. yes, i hate me too for writing so much in this post but i wanted to give enough insight on the situation.