Deal breakers – how much do you put up with?


Deal breakers: Lying, cheating, two-timing and infidelity are perfectly sound reasons to bow out and say, “Hasta la vista, baby.”

Stop in the Name of Love What do you do when your new dreamy Mr or Ms Right turns out to be a lying, cheating philanderer? Consensus: You dump the dude – (or the babe.)

Stop the Insanity: Let’s say you are a month into a new relationship – you’ve spent a lot of time together are quite smitten. Then, the rose-colored glasses come off and  you start to notice things.  You happen to notice they have photographs of old lovers adorning their refrigerator.

Then you observe they still text old “friends”  when you’re together. Finally,  you find out, even though you’ve been dating for weeks, they are  still up and running on and OKCupid.

No Time for a Two-Timer

When that huge red swath of fiery flags is flying high and hits you in the face: take notice.

Red flags are just like stop signs – they are there so you will notice unacceptable, abhorrent behavior and take action.

Be on the look-out for the cautionary Seven Signs:

The  Top Seven Stop Signs

1. He flirts with other women, as you sit there, incredulous.

2. He says he’s going to call – and doesn’t.

3. He makes plans and forgets about them. And you.

4. He goes to single’s parties without you – and tells you.

5. He calls himself a free spirit – translates: can’t commit.

6. Once, a self-proclaimed ‘Party boy’-  he’s still on the prowl.

7. He has 532 friends on Facebook – 80% are women.

One of the above should be all it takes for you to to say: Ciao, Bon Voyage, Adios, Bye-bye, Next.”

“To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity” Kierkegaard

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