I just realized what I like about Elena. One thing that sometimes frustrates me with other stories is that the authors put too much emphasis on their female leads as being “bad-ass” that they often create arguments for the sake of it. Sometimes, they are too demanding that instead if “fighting for independence”, they do it by lessening the man’s worth or by being irrational.
I love Elena and Raphael as Elena knows what she can give in for love. Raphael is also looking for a balance between giving Elena freedom, and protecting her as it is the logical since he is older and stronger.
I do not feel like Elena is any less for finding a compromise with Raphael and Raphael’s strength isn‘t stepped on just to make Elena stand out more.