Some use these phrases to mean that they want to be free to date or become intimate with other people, with the vague possibility of someday getting back together.
Both of these situations are really breakups, not breaks.
I am 24 years old and currently in a committed, loving, happy relationship.
Will it complicate things and ruin your relationship in the long run?
Well, yes, it will definitely complicate things and there’s a strong possibility it could very well ruin your relationship.
On the contrary, I would wait until you feel more ready.
But just because you aren’t jumping into marriage now doesn’t mean you have to jump in the opposite direction either.
Before him, I dated non-seriously, but he is my first love and my first really serious relationship.
Although I am happy now and fully committed, I can’t help but think that though I want to end up with him in the long run, I would like to be single again, experiment or date around a little bit, and be on my own before I REALLY settle down and get married.
Everyone knows what a breakup means, but a relationship break means different things to different people.
If you and your significant other are considering a break, make sure you both know exactly what you mean by that, what the rules are and what you hope to accomplish.
Make sure you and your partner are both talking about the same thing before agreeing to a break.