Some people are just plain off-limits romantically and sexually.
And I'm not even talking about like fifteen-year-olds who will grow out of being off-limits and whom you could always date later.
I'm talking about off-limits, for life, don't even try it.
For a few examples:
1. Catholic Preists. (Whether or not you are Catholic. And flirting with priests is just plain tacky, which is not to say that those of us who have priests teaching some classes don't see people do it all the time.)
2. Your therapist. (It's not the therapist, it's you. Trust me.)
3. Your mentally ill sister's husband
There. Wasn't that simple?
I honestly think few myths have done as much damage to the world as the idea that we each have one person out there who is "the one" and we could never truly be happy with anyone else so any crazy thing we do "for love" is automatically justified.
who fully expects Nora Ephron to go out and write a romantic, schmaltzy movie about a woman who falls in love with the priest who has been giving her spiritual counsel and is explicably married to her sister. BUT THAT WON'T MAKE IT RIGHT