Who was the love of Alexis life?

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  1. Victoriafan3

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    Apologies if this has been asked before?

    Apart from her children and herself, who did Alexis really love the most?

    Dex or Blake??

    In Dallas, Pams love of her life would’ve been Bobby but Mark was a nice second. She loved Mark but wasn’t IN LOVE with him, like Bobby

    Same with Sue Ellen and JR. But I can’t figure it out with Alexis. I enjoyed her with Dex, very passionate. Did she just use Blake for his status and money or did she really love him???
     
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  2. tommie

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    I dunno
    The answer is obvious, so miscellanous

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    Both, depending on the storylines.
    Did she say that she wasn't in love with him?
     
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  4. Victoriafan3

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    Pam said to Mark that she did love him but not in the way that she loved Bobby :)
     
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    I think every love is unique and exclusive because there's only one kind of that other person.
    Even if those people have similar looks or even similar personality traits, it can be never be 100% the same.
    The first love isn't always the best, but I think it's harder to forget. And I think that's also what happened to the viewers, who have watched those relationships.
    It's what made the shows (the romantic aspect) so attractive in the first place.
     
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    I dunno
    You just went all philosophical on us Willie.

    Will anyone forgive you for this?
     
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    I think Alexis loved Blake and Dex equally in different ways, they're her two biggest loves, she never really got over Blake of course but then with Dex there was fire, sparks and passion.
     
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    Alexis had passion and fire with Dex but never the deep love she seemed to have had with Blake during the good years of their marriage!
     
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    You beat me to it!
     
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    I don't know that Alexis was mature enough for love. She wanted Blake because he divorced her, and because he rejected her, and because she could not have him. She was in lust with Dex, but would easily cast him aside. Even Roger Grimes she claimed to have loved so much only after she thought Blake loved him.
     
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    But he wasn't that kind of man in season 7, in Singapore.
    And it wasn't even the plan to love him again (or whatever it was she really felt for him), but obviously there was something.
    Since he didn't remember ever hating her, there was no sense of satisfaction or victory - because she already knew he loved her back then, before their marriage started to fall apart.
    And eventhough he thought they were still married, he was too confused to completely love her like a husband, and she even settled for that.

    I believe Alexis was a narcissistic and self-indulgent person, and Blake took her for granted ("here's your house, now you can sit in there and wait for me because I'm very busy").
    And that doesn't work.
     
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    I think Alexis was obsessed with Blake. At first she truly loved him, she could have had Cecil who was much wealthier at the time but she chose Blake who was still building his empire. The loss of Adam and Blake's response (pulling away from Alexis and pouring himself into his business) and ultimately being exiled from her home and children hurt her profoundly and she never got over it. Dex was a much better match for Alexis and he would have made her happy if she could have gotten over Blake.
     
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    I think these soap women (Alexis, Sable and Sue Ellen) were also in love/obsessed with a winner.
    They were sort of "king amongst men", and whenever I watch one of the classic king dramas that seems to be reason enough to worship a person.
    There probably was genuine love, but they also loved being the Mrs. Blake Carrington, Mrs. Jason Colby and Mrs. JR Ewing, even if they were treated as second best.
    They didn't want to lose the crown, and they certainly couldn't stand another woman wearing it.
    And I find that more fascinating than a cut and dried love-or-not-love story. In soaps, anyway.
     
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    Very interesting question.

    After some thought, I say Blake.

    As some posters have pointed out, it did become an "obsession" of sorts, yes. But the opposite of love is not hate - it is indifference. There is a fine line.

    I believe what Alexis felt for Blake was deeper than Dex overall. Whether she looked back at her youth with rose-coloured glasses, or having children bonds you, or realizing all that she had lost, I do not know the reasons. Love is not usually based on reason anyway, but these things possibly could have contributed.

    Anyway, Blake seemed to really capture Alexis because especially in Season 7, you can sense and feel that loss and heartbreak from her when he loses and regains his memory.
     
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    That's an interesting observation. When Alexis felt that she could have Blake back without her loss of innocence exposed, she didn't seem to care about sex anymore. The two are linked.
     
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    I think Alexis true love was Blake. What they shared run so much deeper than what she ever had with Dex. I think having the children did bond them. Also having 7 years (?) of marriage/shared history.

    In some ways Alexis fell in love with Blake when she was a teenager/young woman and despite trying to cut him out of her heart she never completely got rid of her feelings for her. She either loved him or hated him with an intensity.

    Alexis told Blake once "Every one of my marriages since you have failed because I've been trying to recapture what you and I had."

    I think that is pretty telling. Also I think Blake & Alexis relationship was probably as passionate as her relationship with Dex was when they were married.
     
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    But i think Dex loved her more than Blake ever did. What a tragedy. But that's what good soap operas are made of. :D
     
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    Thank you for your responses. There’ll all great answers. I like that she loved Blake more than he loved her and Dex loved her more than she loved him. Oh the tragedy of it all...
     
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    Yeah well ...

     
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