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Is taking a break a good idea?

When there are problems in a relationship, we might think about taking a break. Some people are comfortable with that, while others aren’t.

What are the reasons why you or your partner might want to take a break? There are several: to get some distance, get your thoughts in order, clarify what you feel for the other person, etc. However, if you’re doing it to explore other options or out of curiosity, it’s important to be honest and make sure your partner agrees.

If you want to take a break, you need to be ready to handle the other person’s reactions. He/she might feel sad, angry, or rejected. He/she might even prefer to break up with you. Are you ready to take the consequences or would you prefer to stay in the relationship and try to solve the problems? It’s up to you to see which side your heart comes down on!

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