Unspoken Rules from Teleseryes when you’re the third party

There is never a good reason for having an affair. Yet, there are far too many third parties in the world. So, if you ever find yourself being the third party in someone else’s relationship, these Kapamilya teleseryes have the dos and don’ts for you!

Thou shalt not forget that mistress is not misis. In Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon”, Patrick (Paulo Avelino) had to be rushed to the hospital. Rose (Bea Alonzo) was worried sick beside him at the time. But when the hospital staff asked whether she was the wife, Rose could only stand aside and do nothing. This is one instance that shows how only the wife has any real rights.

Thou shalt not be pa-eksena. Steady ka lang sa sulok mo. After another secret date in Halik, Ace (Sam Milby) offered to drive Jade (Yam Concepcion) home. The only catch was that he could not drop her off in front of her house. As the kabit, you must always avoid being seen together.

Thou shalt not angkinin ang hindi mo pag-aari. Nicole (Maja Salvador) was bold in declaring that Adrian (Jericho Rosales) was hers in The Legal Wife. But Monica (Angel Locsin) would not accept this. “Akin lang ang asawa ko,” was one of Monica’s memorable lines. So, keep in mind that the wife has more power than the kabit.

Thou shalt not forget to cover your tracks. In the Ipaglaban Mo episode “Taksil”, Ronnie (Geoff Eigenmann) found out about how Samuel (Victor Silayan) seduced his wife because of a text message conversation. If you are the kabit, these are only some of the evidence that could be used against you.

Thou shalt not magmatapang dahil kabit ka lang. Clara (Isabelle Daza) was overconfident because of her affair with Natoy (Zanjoe Marudo). But she greatly underestimated Irene (Cristine Reyes) in Tubig at Langis. Whatever the reason was that started the affair, the kabit can only be second to the wife.

Thou shalt not use tears para magpaawa. In The Legal Wife, when Adrian (Jericho Rosales) talked about not wanting to hurt Monica (Angel Locsin) anymore, Nicole (Maja Salvador) could only cry in an attempt to stop Adrian from ending their affair. This, however, is a manipulative tactic that should never be used.

Thou shalt be handa kapag nagwala ang misis. In Pamilya Ko, during Peachy’s (Maris Racal) performance for their school play, Tina (Nathalie Hart) suddenly stormed the stage. In front of the whole audience, which included the Mabunga family, Tina called Peachy “slut”, “malandi”, “common, basic whore,” and “pokpok”. Confrontations are always scandalous, but wives have a right to be mad.

Thou shalt know na hanggang diyan ka lang. So ‘wag na um-effort. In Love Thy Woman, when Dana (Concepcion) woke up from her coma, Jia (Kim Chiu) decided herself that it was time to end her affair with David (Xian Lim). “Walang tayo,” Jia stated. The kabit should know when to give up.