Then the formerly insulting nickname becomes more of a term of endearment.
You don't have the constant reassurance of having someone to lean one.
Contrast Terms of Endangerment, where a villain addresses a hero by an affectionate name but there's nothing behind it but hatred. May also overlap with N-Word Privileges, when a group of friends use a word for each other that would be a horrible slur coming from anybody else.
Because this trope typically accompanies Character Development, there may be unmarked spoilers present.
Honesty may be the best policy in marriage but that rule is being studiously ignored when it comes to the thorny issue of women earning more than men, it seems.
Cancer patients who turn to complementary medicine are more likely to die, according to new research.