Cupid's Pulse Article: Zooey Deschanel Splits from Boyfriend Jamie LindenCupid's Pulse Article: Zooey Deschanel Splits from Boyfriend Jamie Linden

By Laura Seaman

The New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel and her boyfriend Jamie Linden have split up after two years of dating, according to The couple started dating not long after the actress left her husband Ben Gibbard, the singer for Death Cab for Cutie, in 2012. Deschanel was seen looking pretty close with a new man last month on the set of Rock the Kasbah. This new man is producer Jacob Pechenik, who worked with her on her most recent film.

What are three deal breakers in every relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Everyone has their own personal conditions and deal breakers when it comes to relationships, but there are a few relationship roadblocks that most relationships can’t get past. These are the offenses that end relationships and cause heartbreak faster than any others, and you had better watch out if they happen to you:

1. Infidelity. This is, of course, one of the biggest deal breakers in any relationship. Once a cheater always a cheater, and the minute you find out your partner is being unfaithful, it’s time to kick them to the curb. Cheating is one of the most hurtful things a partner can do, and if they’re going to carelessly hurt you like that, they aren’t worth it.

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2. Disrespect. Teasing is one thing, but constantly putting your partner down and making them feel worthless is another. Any relationship should be an equal partnership, and if your significant other doesn’t treat you as their equal, maybe they’re not as great as you thought. Not only could this mean disrespecting you, but it could mean they disrespect your family and friends, who are important to you. If they really want it to work, they will have respect for everything you care about. Including yourself.

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3. Failure to communicate. This one isn’t so plain to see, but it tears down relationships just as quickly as the previous deal breakers. If you and your partner can’t communicate, there is something seriously wrong. This could lead to huge fights and secrets that could tear apart your future, such as a sudden job promotion that requires moving far away or a past financial situation preventing you from buying that house you always wanted. You need to talk about everything, even if it makes you uncomfortable. If you don’t, you might find yourself newly single thanks to this relationship deal breaker.

What are some of your relationship deal breakers? Tell us in the comments!