Background: My main WIP is a space opera. Takes place on a different planet with a race of people indigenous to the planet. Its a primarily a desert/dry planet, with its indigenous inhabitants primarily made up of nomadic clans (save for 2 clans thats have become sedentary). They are very spiritual and respect tradition. Each clan has a cheif and an Elder, who keep their traditions alive and who are said to provide a direct link between the physical world and the spirits. Plot begins when a young woman of a nomadic clan is chosen by the spirits to marry a physically disabled man from one of the sedentary clans. She marries him out of respect for the spirits and duty to her clan but she questions everything about the spirits and her clan and generally hates on everyone, telling herself that she is only living there to appease the spirits, but she is not going to be a part of the clan in any way and that means keeping her distance from her new husband, who doesnt really want anything to do with her either and does his own thing. They eventually become friends and then eventually develop feelings for one another. The woman finds out that she has a connection to this clan beyond what she has known and that maybe she has been sent to this clan for a reason. Problem: I was in the middle of writing where i had a fleeting thought of what if the pair are reincarnations of lovers that died long ago and thats why they are drawn to one another. While I like the idea, i cant help but think its a cop-out. Almost like she NEEDS a reason to fall in love with him instead of just letting it happen. But then, every story needs something to drive the plot.... but is it too cliche? I feel like I should have it figured out just by what I wrote in this post, but if thats the case, why am I suddenly stuck on this one thing in my WIP?? Its like I hit a wall because I cant stop turning this idea over and over in my mind!