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Jasmine T. Cruz, Contributor
February 22, 2012

What are your relationship deal breakers?

Sometimes things don't work out between two people. What are your reasons for ending or not even starting a relationship? By Jasmine T. Cruz
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fnwtk-deal-breaker-inarticleDeal breakers are things that make you go, “That’s it, I’m sure he’s not the one for me.” Cheating is an example of a deal breaker. Some women will forgive a man who cheats on them, but for others, cheating is something they will not tolerate. Many women would leave if their men expected them to do all the housework without pitching in. Some women also take bad temper or possessive personality as a sign that they should end the relationship.

This isn't to say that breakups are cut and dried things that hinge on just one element going wrong. It is definitely hard to walk away from someone, but most women have principles and ideals they will stick by, no matter what. Only you know when enough is enough or when your partner has gone beyond your limit for forgiveness or tolerance. Having standards when it comes to picking your partner shows that you value yourself and that you will not settle for someone who isn’t right for you or who doesn't respect you or your values.

Whether you are single right now or are in a relationship, we definitely want to know about the things you just won’t tolerate in a guy. What would make you walk away?

FN wants to know:

What are your relationship deal breakers?


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(Screencap from The Break-Up courtesy of Universal Pictures)

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  • RossMorales Feb 22 2012 @ 02:23pm Report Abuse
    Deal breaker kapag nararamdaman ko na 'di ako mahalaga sa kanya or genuinely appreciated or when I am not able to freely pursue my passions anymore.
  • femme_pam Feb 23 2012 @ 01:13am Report Abuse
    Cheating and hitting a woman is definitely a NO NO.
  • mochafrappe224 Feb 23 2012 @ 01:14am Report Abuse
    definitely cheating is a deal breaker. kahit anong style pa yan, mapa-online or emotional cheating, once I found an evidence, it is the end of the relationship.
  • cinnamoroll Feb 23 2012 @ 02:09am Report Abuse
    Cheating and any kind of abuse
  • aquacharly Feb 23 2012 @ 11:08am Report Abuse
    The sh1tting-in-your-own-backyard kind of infidelity should always be a dealbreaker. As in, he betrays you with your BFF, sister, close relative, an employee in his/your and his business, or a helper in your home.
  • aquacharly Feb 23 2012 @ 11:09am Report Abuse
    And yes, any kind of abuse is a dealbreaker.
  • janbea Mar 02 2012 @ 02:30pm Report Abuse
  • Aela Apr 27 2012 @ 09:31pm Report Abuse
    definitely cheating is a deal breaker. But for me, it's ok to give him a second chance, pero pag walang nagbago.. then, let go. But it depends on the situation, kung gaano kabigat yung ginawa nya.
  • Eggs 6 months ago Report Abuse
    When he thinks of me as a sex object. Lusting over your girlfriend, come on! That is definitely not love, you, perv.
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