Another question on the topic of romance: I've created a story being given much hard knocks over at another forum where the female character is in an abusive relationship, confides the gory details of it to a good male friend of hers who, in turn, urges her to break-up with him and even steps up for her when her BF is being verbally abusive on the phone. Finally, she cuts the rope. Yes, this is kind of a "hero gets the girl" tale, one done in rebuttal to a fantastic claim I read by a so-called "dating expert" many moons ago who claimed no man could get a girl he liked away from her mean boyfriend. Nevertheless, I keep getting docked by everybody who has read and cared to comment on it that no woman would be so open with a man ... and yet my mom is an open, honest person so there is at least one honest woman that I know of. So what gives? Can an open, honest woman who is the love interest of the male lead be realistic or does she need to get so infused with "chick logic" the guy loses the girl and not wins her?