Can couples 'take a break' or are they just broken up? | The Tylt
Can couples 'take a break' or are they just broken up?
If your significant other says they want to “take a break,” that means you’re breaking up. Sorry, but that’s the harsh reality of it. If you take a step back on your relationship for a typically undetermined amount of time, you’re basically being put on the back burner until he or she are done getting other people out of their system.
“Taking a break” with someone has the exact same elements of a breakup, anyway—you’re not with each other; can talk to other people; and don’t have to say that you’re in a relationship anymore. So, do yourself a favor, and call a spade a spade.
No relationship is the same. Instead of having it be one, consistent thing, why not take the time to be apart to figure out just what the other wants? Everyone needs a little vacation, right? So what’s so difference from trying to take a vacation from your significant other in order to reboot and come back potentially refreshed?
Besides, “taking a break” doesn’t necessarily mean getting to see other people and whatnot. It’s just a little time away from each other. And you know what they say about separation and hearts growing fonder and whatever (you know what I mean).