Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here! …Especially when both loving parties seem to have a magical and unique ability to ONE MORE TIME. Taking a break can be such an important and underused relationship helper-outter! You get breaks at work—something that this relationship is increasingly starting to feel like. Like an intermission at a play—in the midst of all the drama, everyone takes a few minutes to pee and grab a snack, and you come right back to the action refreshed.
interesting—you’re learning about all the little infinities your person contains.
If you want to take a break but your partner doesn’t, try calmly explaining your feelings without attacking your partner.
Use “I” statements, for example, “I feel like there’s a lot going on in my life right now, and I can’t be as involved as I’d like to be in this relationship.” Next, consider working with your partner to lay some ground rules.
It could be helpful to set a time frame for the break (for example, a week, a month, or whatever you’re both comfortable with), after which you’ll regroup and decide what your next steps will be.
Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. The world of crushes and first loves and second loves and 11,333rd loves is an endlessly diverting one: There is nothing like the feeling of falling in or being in like/love to turn you into a happy zombie solely focused on inhaling your new partner’s soul. Sticking with a person to see where you guys go together ain’t easy…For instance, perhaps you and your partner care about each other deeply, but you just can’t seem to stop fighting and arguing over every single thing.Or perhaps you’re slightly unsure about your true feelings for your partner in terms of a real future together, but you’re still hopeful that there could be something long-lasting between the two of you.With this in mind, it’s never been more important to understand what taking a break means for you, your partner and your relationship as a whole.In the most fundamental sense, taking a break means that you and your partner haven’t officially broken up, but you’ve decided to take some time off from each other and your relationship.