Taking a break may hurt, but it may be good. Space from a spouse, friend, or family member has three key benefits.
According to certified marital and family therapist Ashera DeRosa, L.M.F.T., taking a break might allow you time to think.
If you're not ready to stop, slowing down and coasting feels better than a sudden split.
Taking a break in a relationship carries drawbacks, despite its merits.
Breakups don't always end. "Missing someone hurts," says Wright. "If you grow apart on a scheduled break, you were probably growing apart anyway."
Breakups require agreement from both parties. Otherwise, there may not constitute a break. DeRosa adds, "You can't break up through ghosting."
RN, are you still debating a break? Take a break if these indicators appear.
Reuniting after a separation can promote a good relationship. In a good relationship, you feel loved and supported.
If you're with someone who may be ideal for you but the universe has other intentions, maybe a break is all you need.
There are ways to make a split in your relationship go well.
Most crucial, be honest about how much time you need so your partner(s) doesn't feel like you're stalling.
Even if you're in favor of a breakup, it's emotionally difficult. DeRosa admits breaks are hard. She advises learning from your emotional dependence.