Like water for chocolate: anxiety about love and not being able to find love is present very often. Or not even that? (12: tita is afraid to tell gertrudis of her pregnancy because she is unsure of what gertrudis" reaction will be; she loves her sister and wants her support in the matter. She knew that today was the only day she had left to tell. Gertrudis about her problem, and even though she was dying to get it off her chest and confess to her sister, she was worried about what attitude. Gertrudis might take with her. (188: tita worries about having love when rosaura separates her from. Esperanza; she considers marrying john in order to have a family of her own, and find love with him. John, in contrast, was offering her something different, the opportunity to establish a new family that no one could take away from her.