7 Tips for "Taking a Break" in Your Relationship ...

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You may need these tips for taking a break in your relationship if you have reached a point where the two of you need to evaluate yourselves and your partnership.

“Taking a break” doesn’t necessarily mean you will break up.

Sometimes the time apart will help you realize how much the other person means to you (or help them realize how much you mean to them).

It can reestablish the appreciation for one another and help you grow closer in the long run.2

These are some basic tips for taking a break in your relationship that you should follow if you both agree that some time apart is needed.

1. Set Boundaries

The most important of all of the tips for taking a break in your relationship is to set boundaries beforehand.

Are you allowed to date other people?

Will the two of you go on one date per week?

Are you both allowed to “hook-up” with others?

Lay down some ground rules now so that there aren’t hurt feelings, tears and distrust later on.

It may sound like an obvious tip, but many many couples go on a relationship hiatus without setting basic ground rules.

Don’t just discuss them, write them down or print them out and you each keep a copy so there are no “misunderstandings” as to what is acceptable and what is not.

Stick to Your Rules

Comments:

Bree
Exactly what I needed!
Adelina Tam
Hope these tips work!
Bri
I never believed in taking breaks. He's either with me or not. Period.
Rosie
Very helpful!!!
Jesyka
Lol
Maria
Lol ^
Kortni
You guys are my kind of people haha @jen @maiya white
Maiya White
@Jen when I saw taking a break I was like Ross needed this app!
Jen
@Maiya White omg I came into the comment section to reference that but you beat me to it! 😊
Maiya White
We all remember what happened to Ross and Rachel when they were on a "break"
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