Overly Attached Girlfriend is something that has, of course, actually happened to me (though a few years ago). I’m taking liberties using the title of “girlfriend” because as far as she was concerned, we were not a legitimate couple… even though we lived together and shared a bed and had all of the sex. We laughed, I cried, yadda yadda yadda.
My reaction at the time was NOT Bear’s in the last panel. It was actually much more embarrassing as I thought it was cute and I, for some reason, found it endearing and indicative of how “real” our “love” was. I suppose this comic is more of how I wish I had reacted and noticed the manipulative red flags. Sometimes you don’t know until it’s too late.
Hindsight is 20/20 and all that jazz. So it goes. C’est la vie. Blah, blah, blah. Life goes on. Such is life.