Taking A Break? How To Make It Beneficial Instead Of Harmful For Your Relationship

February 20, 2013 ‐ By Julia Austin




Most people will tell you that taking a break is just the first step to an inevitable breakup, kind of like how a separation always leads to a divorce. Unfortunately, those people are usually right. If you and your guy are struggling at a fundamental level—perhaps having communication or trust issues—those issues will still be there waiting for you when you return. The only time a break can be beneficial is when one person is struggling with something large on a personal level, that he or she needs time alone to process, handle or just get through. And if that is the case for your break, here’s how to get the most out of it.

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  • Nope

    Kind of a side note, but I’ve never really liked how communication is referenced in terms of its importance in successful relationships. While it’s absolutely important, it’s usually the woman saying it, and it’s code for “he doesn’t listen to me all day every day when I want and how I want”. Your/”your” man isn’t one of your girlfriends. No man wants to hear a woman complain every day about her imaginary enemies at work or at school. When he asks “how was your day”, how about you open up with some good news every now and then?

    • Well aren’t you stereotyping. You have no ideal what each woman means when she says communicate unless you ask her. Communicate does not mean listen to me b*tch and moan about my day, but means open up when there is a problem in the relationship. Talk about what’s going on in your life. Share your hopes, dreams, and thoughts once in a while and listen to mine so we can continue to grow together as a couple. You know all that sh*t you use to do when we were first talking.