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No sane person has ever wanted to be part of a love triangle. But, for some reason we can’t help but want to see these completely disastrous relationships on TV. We can all agree that, in the real world, it's unsettling (to put it mildly) when someone is unable to decide between two partners — especially when it drags on for years. But, when it comes to the plot arc of a television series, the longer the indecision the better. Sure, your favorite character has been happy with his or her partner for three seasons, but come on, please bring back that old flame just in time for a season finale cliffhanger. Please.
And, with series running for years, these complicated relationships can go on forever. It almost seems like shows are competing to create the longest love triangle of all time. We've rounded up 26 of the best examples ahead. Keep reading to see how your favorite stacks up in the race for the most drawn out back-and-forth love story of all time.
(Also, be forewarned: MANY spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.)