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How to delete records on has many to many

I have simple relational Product - ProductCategories - Categories

class Product extends \Phalcon\Mvc\Model
{

    public $id;
    public $sku;
    public $name;

    public function initialize()
    {
        $this->hasManyToMany('id', 'Common\Models\ProductCategories', 'product_id', 'category_id', 'Common\Models\Categories', 'id', array('alias' => 'ProductCategories'));
    }
}
class ProductCategories extends \Phalcon\Mvc\Model
{

    public $id;
    public $product_id;
    public $category_id;

    public function initialize()
    {
        $this->belongsTo('product_id', 'Common\Models\Product', 'id', array('alias' => 'Product'));
        $this->belongsTo('category_id', 'Common\Models\Categories', 'id', array('alias' => 'Categories'));
    }
}
class Categories extends \Phalcon\Mvc\Model
{

    public $id;
    public $section;
    public $name;

    public function initialize()
    {
        $this->hasManyToMany('id', 'Common\Models\ProductCategories', 'category_id', 'product_id', 'Common\Models\Product', 'id', array('alias' => 'ProductCategories'));
    }
}

When I try to delete the related categories in product, ORM delete records from ProductCategories (that's ok) and delete categories from Categories (not ok).

$model = Product::findFirst($id);
$model->ProductCategories->delete()

I just need to delete ProductCategories through relationals, is that possible? Like this:

$productCategories = ProductCategories::find("product_id = '$id'");
$productCategories->delete();


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You can add one relation to ProductCategories and second to Categories

class Product extends \Phalcon\Mvc\Model
{

    public $id;
    public $sku;
    public $name;

    public function initialize()
    {
        $this->hasMany('id', 'Common\Models\ProductCategories', 'product_id', array('alias' => 'ProductCategories'));
        $this->hasManyToMany('id', 'Common\Models\ProductCategories', 'product_id', 'category_id', 'Common\Models\Categories', 'id', array('alias' => 'Categories'));
    }
}

$product = Product::findFirst($id);

// delete only relations
$product->ProductCategories->delete();

// delete with categories
$product->Categories->delete();