Open Phones: Relationship Deal Breakers

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Most of us have thought about the traits we desire most in a romantic partner, but what about the character flaws, beliefs or annoying habits that make for relationship non-starters? In this segment, we're talking about petty deal breakers, those little non-negotiables that move people from a potential mate to someone you wouldn't even date. What are your relationship deal breakers? Are you paired with someone despite their once fatal flaws? Tell us about it!

What’s Your Petty Deal Breaker in a Relationship? (KQED Arts)


Gabe Meline, senior editor, KQED Arts

Bethany Marshall, psychoanalyst; marriage and family therapist; author, "Deal Breakers: When to Work on a Relationship and When to Walk Away"