So if something is not working in the relationship at the moment, do you believe that time apart can bring people closer and fix the problems?
Have you ever broke up/ been broken up with someone and came back to a stronger relationship that worked?
- Yes30% (13)20% (7)26% (20)Vote
- No58% (25)66% (23)62% (48)Vote
- Other... comment below12% (5)14% (5)12% (10)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
There's a difference between a break and a break up. When you're on a break you're still in a relationship with that person. You don't go on new dates, you don't kiss anyone else, you don't sleep with anyone else. That's not what a break is for.
A break is the two of you stepping back and looking at your relationship in a critical light. It's stopping all the lovey dovey stuff and pretending everything is okay when it's obvious you both have a very big problem. Breaks are meant for the both of you to figure out what the hell is going on and determine if the relationship is worth it to you or not.
I've been on one break with my boyfriend and it was during a period where we could not stop arguing and getting annoyed with each other. We couldn't figure out what was going on because on second we're mad and the next day we're trying to make everything okay. We stepped back, analyzed everything and even though it was a sad moment for us it was very important.
Now we've celebrated our two years together and we're happier and stronger than we've ever been. So while a break might be necessary for issues you can't seem to resolve it is in no way similar to a break up. A break DOES NOT mean you're single.2
Most Helpful Guy
oh man... depends on the reason for the break up. If it was due to some cheating then no. Most other things, likely yes.1