Originally Posted by BullMcGiveny
Exactly how am I being reductive to Peggy?
Her relationship with Steve was mostly professional. They had strong feelings for one another, one they had the intention to pursue when the war is over and they weren't bound by anti-fraternization regs, but they were never in an actual romantic relationship.
And while Steve was gone, Peggy had A) moved on and B) gotten married, at least once.
So the healthy thing for Steve would be to move on.
And given that two years have passed for Steve, that's surely enough time.
I disagree with the bolded part. I think they were very much on the road to a relationship but were cut short just after it started.