Relationship Deal Breakers

Relationship Deal Breakers

What are your relationship deal breakers?  Physical abuse, mental abuse, infidelity , drug or alcohol abuse. 

Relationship deal breakers vary from person to person.  Some people can tolerate and forgive certain things that happen within the relationship and still stay in the relationship.  Other people set boundaries early on and once those boundaries are crossed then they take steps to end the relationship.

If you are dating and not in a committed relationship then the deal breakers list should be obvious before any further relationship is developed.  Don’t live in denial thinking “I can change this person” You can’t change them and it is naive to think you have that much control or influence over another person.

If you are in a marriage without children then once a deal breaker shows up it is best to take action before children are involved.

If you are in a committed relationship with children then once a deal breaker shows up immediate action needs to be taken to get help for this problem.  Don’t let it go on and on for years.  The sooner you take action to help with the problem and seek out professional help and guidance the better your chances are at getting beyond the problem and possibly saving and/or healing the relationship. 

Some Relationship Deal Breakers are listed below:

Recommended Reading:  The Heart of Addiction: A New Approach to Understanding and Managing Alcoholism and Other Addictive Behaviors by Lance Dodes 

Also see our links page for help on some of the above subjects.

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