Every good long-term relationship is built on one of the participants not being eaten by a monster. This is my writing tip for the day.
One of the participants in a love story being eaten by a monster, of course, is the stuff of tragedy.
Unless it’s a comedy.
Whenever I have a character be eaten by a monster I don’t plot it out. Because that’s not the way it happens in the real world.
Remember that a tragic love story is still a love story. This may be viewed as a flaw in the categorization of stories.