iVillage Women Say: "I Knew He Wasn't 'The One' When..."

Our stories of the moment we realized it was finally over

Ain't it the truth: We're often the last to see what everyone else sees, especially when it comes to a bad relationship with someone we thought might be our soul mate. Thankfully, reality wins in the end. Here, women in the iVillage community share their "ah-ha" moment, finishing the sentence, "I knew he wasn't 'the one' when..."

"We had an argument in the car and he went crazy! I mean, driving erratically, screaming, threatening to 'wrap this car around a pole' crazy." --w0rdg1rl

"He licked his knife in a restaurant." --Maureen from Facebook

"I realized I wanted kids, but not with him." --Amy from Facebook

"When he repeatedly discussed every one of our relationship issues with his family and friends before coming straight to me to work on things." --ladybookworm

"When he had his pregnant bird dog go through an abortion because he said she wouldn't be a good hunting dog if she had puppies." --Heather from Facebook

"He wrote and told me I was attending the wrong church and that I was to attend his with his parents while he was serving in the Navy." --Dianne from Facebook

"He introduced me to his mother, she smiled at me, turned to him and started speaking to him in Greek. After we left, I found out she was telling him how she wished he would find a nice Greek girl." --w0rdg1rl

"He asked me to pay for dinner, after picking the most expensive place to take me." --Melissa from Facebook

"I realized I'd spent the past 7+ years making excuses for him to other people. Why he was so mad. Why he didn't like his picture taken. Why he was in such a horrible mood. Ugh...so glad that's over with." --Heather from Facebook

"He told me he cheats at Euchre (a simple card game). Oh, he's a college professor." --lafriedland

"His ex-wife kissed him on the mouth. And he kissed back!" --Mary from Facebook

"I learned he kept his peanut butter in the 'fridge!" --Kristina from Facebook

"He said he was spiritual but didn't believe stories in the Bible." --Mae from Facebook

"On a hot (shorts) day he told me to put on more clothes [because] no one else but him should be able to look at my body." --Miriam from Facebook

Can you imagine? I grew up in the South, where we have a saying: "Fish, or cut bait." That is, sometimes quitting and moving on is the best option. Way to cut those guys loose, women! And if you have a story of your own, add it to the mix!

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