Hi everyone, My name is Abbey and I've just discovered this awesome group. I'm working on my first novel but I'm struggling back and forth with my protagonist and I'm after some friendly advice please, as well as people's opinions. In short, my novel is a "Chic Lit" tale of a 30 something career woman having an affair with her 50 something married boss (such a cliche, I know). As the story unfolds we find out why the protagonist is the way she is (an event from her past), so she does evolve from more than just the stereotypical younger woman sleeping with another woman's husband. But here's where I'm stuck. Initially I wrote the character as married herself. Then I wrote her as single. Then I re-wrote her as married. I believe her also being married adds to the complexity of her character and her relationship with her boss, but I'm worried this will make her even more unlikeable to the reader. Any thoughts please?