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* Happens in the third act (out of four) of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition. She returns to Rodolfo in the fourth act very close to death.

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* Happens in the third act (out of four) of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition. She returns to Rodolfo in the fourth act very close to death.
death. BetaCouple Marcello and Musetta also break up (again) in the third act due to Musetta’s flirting with other men - they end the fourth act with a MaybeEverAfter.


Contrast with PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure. Compare with BreakUpMakeUpScenario and ThirdActMisunderstanding.

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Contrast with PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure.See PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure for the platonic version of this trope. Compare with BreakUpMakeUpScenario and ThirdActMisunderstanding.

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* ''Series/YediYuz'': In "Biyolojik Saat", Gökçe breaks up up with Metin following [[OpenMouthInsertFoot his reaction to a personal revelation]]: she's unable to have children, which was Metin's primary reason for seeking a wife. He instantly regrets his attitude, recognizing that his real love for her is much more important than chasing his vision of a picture-perfect family.

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->''Aw, young love. ''Always'' so melodramatic.''
-->--'''Rafael''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}''


* In ''Film/{{Andhadhun}}'', Sophie breaks up with Akash [[LiarRevealed after finding out that he was only pretending to be blind]] ([[{{Irony}} unbeknownst to her, he has at this point been blinded for real by Simi]]) and [[MistakenForCheating being led to believe by Simi that she and Akash are having an affair]].



* ''Film/TragedyGirls'' treats Sadie and [=McKayla=]'s temporary falling-out when the fame begins to go to Sadie's head as a breakup.



* ''Film/TragedyGirls'' treats Sadie and [=McKayla=]'s temporary falling-out when the fame begins to go to Sadie's head as a breakup.

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* ''Film/TragedyGirls'' treats Sadie and [=McKayla=]'s temporary falling-out when the fame begins to go to Sadie's head as a breakup.


"In my comedies, I almost always establish two lovers happy together. I then set up some deceitful situation that allows them to turn against each other, and finally reunite them by dispelling the very situation that was keeping them apart."

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"In -->"In my comedies, I almost always establish two lovers happy together. I then set up some deceitful situation that allows them to turn against each other, and finally reunite them by dispelling the very situation that was keeping them apart."

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*OlderThanSteam : French playwright Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) on of the most prominent comedy writer of the 1600's, second only to Creator/{{Moliere}}, sums up his writing technique :
"In my comedies, I almost always establish two lovers happy together. I then set up some deceitful situation that allows them to turn against each other, and finally reunite them by dispelling the very situation that was keeping them apart."


* Happens in the prime minister David and household staff member Natalie in ''Film/LoveActually''. He saw the American president kissing her on the cheek, thinking Natalie was never interested in him. It wasn't until he saw the Christmas card from her, saying that she was his that he realized that she returned his feelings. Cue him trying to find her house to apologize and her happily accepting it and them making up by kissing at the back of the school's stage. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Only for the curtains to rise.]]

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* Happens in the prime minister David and household staff member Natalie in ''Film/LoveActually''. He saw the American president kissing her on the cheek, thinking Natalie was never interested in him. It wasn't until he saw the Christmas card from her, saying that she was his that he realized that she returned his feelings. Cue him trying to find her house to apologize and her happily accepting it and them making up by kissing at the back of the school's stage. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Only for the curtains to rise.]]



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* ''Film/TragedyGirls'' treats Sadie and [=McKayla=]'s temporary falling-out when the fame begins to go to Sadie's head as a breakup.


* Happens in the third act (out of four) of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition. Technically this is a ''third'' act breakup, but it still counts.

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* Happens in the third act (out of four) of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition. Technically this is a ''third'' She returns to Rodolfo in the fourth act breakup, but it still counts.
very close to death.


* Happens in ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition. Technically this is a ''third'' act breakup, but it still counts.

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* Happens in the third act (out of four) of ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition. Technically this is a ''third'' act breakup, but it still counts.


* Happens in ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition.

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* Happens in ''Theatre/LaBoheme'' because Rodolfo knows he cannot care for his girlfriend, the [[SoapOperaDisease fatally ill]] Mimi. He accuses her of cheating on him or wanting to cheat on him, justifying this idea by saying he caught her [[TheUnfairSex looking at]] other men, [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer so they will break up and she will not feel obligated to live with him in squalor and the cold]], which is exacerbating her condition.
condition. Technically this is a ''third'' act breakup, but it still counts.



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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', Ted and Robin became a couple at the end of Season one. Season two focuses on their relationship and issues that hindered it. Eventually they concluded that because of their differences, they are not meant for each other and in the Season two finale, they revealed to Barney that they broke up.

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* ''Film/DonJon'':
** [[spoiler:Barbara breaks up with Jon halfway through the movie over him lying about his porn addiction.]]
** Jon also mentions this happening in all romantic movies.


Contrast with PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure. Compare with BreakupMakeupScenario and ThirdActMisunderstanding.

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Contrast with PlotMandatedFriendshipFailure. Compare with BreakupMakeupScenario BreakUpMakeUpScenario and ThirdActMisunderstanding.

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