Dating In 2020: Is A “Break” The Worst Thing For Your Relationship?

It’s no surprise that there is stigma surrounding taking a break in a relationship. Some feel that once a couple takes a break, a final breakup is inevitable. Others feel that wanting to take a break is proof that the couple doesn’t love each other enough. I believe that taking a break (or even multiple) can be the healthiest decision you can make for yourself and for your relationship. There are many times when someone may feel compelled to take a break, but they resist the urge because they fear what will come from it. I believe that as long as both parties are clear about what they’re feeling and their hope for the outcome, then the break has the ability to bring both parties closer together. Whether you want to take a break because you’re not sure if you’re with the right person, you’re overwhelmed and would like time to yourself, or communication isn’t as strong as it used to be causing fights to occur daily, these tips will help you to navigate your break in the healthiest way possible

How To Have A Successful Break

Be Honest

Honesty is always the best policy. If you feel like the relationship is in need of a change. Don’t be scared to let your partner know. It’s best they know so you can move forward as a couple instead of staying stagnant. Don’t allow yourself to suffer out of fear of hurting someone’s feelings.


Communicate honestly and kindly about what you want and why you want it. It’s possible you may not yet know what you want, and that’s okay. You should always feel like you can open up to your partner about how you’re feeling and why your uncertainty is leaving you to question how to proceed.

Set Guidelines

This doesn’t have to be a rigid set of rules that will make you or you partner feel restricted. However, it may be a good idea for there to be guidelines regarding hooking up and dating other people. Both people should be on the same page and comfortable with the guidelines so they don’t have to be left worried and wondering where they stand and what their partner is doing.

Every person and every relationship is different. Just because one couple went on a break and ended up breaking up for good, doesn’t mean that will happen to another couple. Trust and love yourself enough to do what’s best for you and your relationship. I’m curious to hear other people’s opinion on this topic because I know people have so many different views on it. Comment below how you feel about going on a break in a relationship.


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