Dealing With Space

Taking A Break From A Relationship

When couples have dated long enough to form a bond, they seldom anticipate anything other than a progression in their relationship. They see the future as a time when they will continue to become closer, and many of them eventually believe marriage and family are a part of their future. There are times when events occur in a person’s life that change their outlook or personality, and it can make their partner see that taking a relationship break is for the best. They do not do it because they want to leave the person they love, and it is often one of the most difficult decisions they will make.

Reaction to a Life Event

As the world turns, many things happen to people they do not expect. Some of these are good things, and they can be a cause for celebration. Unexpected marriages between friends, a new baby for a cousin who had trouble conceiving and even a promotion for a sibling are all unexpected life events that have good outcomes. Reaction to them is happiness, and couples can share this. When a person loses their job, has trouble finding another and slips into depression, their reaction to a life event can often be difficult for the couple. It might be the cause of a separation.

Rationalize the Break

Leaving a partner who is having a difficult time due to a life event can be heartbreaking, and many people work hard to rationalize the break. If their partner has slipped into depression because they are unemployed, they might feel that leaving them is a betrayal. If the partner who is suffering refuses to do anything to improve their own circumstances, it is a good thing to take a break. It can help them see they are losing what is most important, and it might be the motivation they need to make necessary changes.

Getting Back Together

When a break is necessary, some couples find they have drifted away from each other. it can be difficult to resume their relationship when this occurs, so each of them need to resolve their issues as soon as possible. Getting back together is the reward that comes from making positive changes, and the couple’s bond can become stronger as each realizes their life is incomplete without the other. For those who had to make large changes to salvage the relationship, the return of their partner is what will make all their hard work pay off.

There are many reasons that couples take a relationship break, and not all of them will end when they get back together. There could be issues that will never be resolved, or their resolution might cause the couple to become even more estranged. For those who have a specific reason for taking a break, there could be a chance for their partner to become motivated to correct bad behavior or salvage the relationship by making personal improvements. After they have gotten back together again, they can pursue their relationship while knowing their partner cares deeply for them and their well-being.