Perhaps you hope to line up a New Year’s date, or you want to make sure you’re working towards your goal of finding a partner to have a family with before your eggs self-destruct. The love of your life could have hired James Taylor to serenade you at your favorite wine bar, and you’d still wonder if you should skip the second glass so you could get home in time for that marketing webinar. Maybe you’re worried about why you fell hard for that last guy – even though your gut told you not to – and you want to figure out a few things.
But when you’re burned out, dating is a waste of time. Maybe you need to learn how to be happy being alone before you can be good company for anyone else. That way, you don’t end up like your forever date-less girlfriend – you know, the one who’s been “taking a break” for the last six years.
Applying any more makeup felt like too much effort.
And I was on my way to meet a really nice guy I’d been corresponding with for several weeks.
All lovers take a break from each other now and then. So what is taking a break in a relationship all about really? [Read: How to give space in a relationship] A break is always a good thing, as long as it’s taken in the right manner.
Taking some time apart from each other can actually help clear the confusions and frustrations internally, and help both of you focus on your own faults and desires in the relationship.
It used to give you anxiety, now you say you’re single because your dates keep finding your secret dead bodies at your place. You know the relationship wouldn’t work in real life, and if the movie is really cute it just makes you feel alone. Your girls ask if you want to go out, and you are always trying to talk them out of it to stay in.If both of you love each other, and yet, both of you seem to have a few difficulties coping with a particular issue that’s bringing out the worst, a break from each other may be the need of the hour.The two kinds of breaks in a relationship There are two kinds of breaks in love, one that’s good and one that does more harm than good. Are you genuinely interested in your lover and want to hold the relationship together? You cringe when your date asks if you have brothers or sisters. You honestly don’t know why you lost interest in that cute guy you brought to your friend’s dinner party.I knew I had reached my breaking point when I once got ready for a date by pulling on a sweater over my workout clothes, gathering my hair in a ponytail and smearing on lip gloss.