Christian dating advice taking a break
With the help of relationship coach and psychotherapist, Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC, we are answering these tricky questions!
Define Taking a Break Since the term is so ambiguous, I polled a few college students from across the country to hear what they believe is the definition of taking a break: “It means that a couple has taken time off, but they will probably get back together in a few weeks.” – Claire, University of Missouri “I think it means that the couple is essentially broken up, but one person is still holding on so they keep the label for a little while to make it easier.” – Will, University of Michigan “I just think it’s an excuse to hook up with other people, but still have a relationship as a backup plan.” – Edgar, Fashion Institute of Technology “It means that one person needs to explore his/her options, whether it be through hooking up with other people, finding a new hobby, focusing on his/herself.
If your mind works like mine, you probably change your mind every few days.
Sometimes it is not stated, but one or both individuals have this intent and assume it is understood.” When Do You Take a Break?However, this time apart does not mean they are breaking up, it means they are ‘taking a break.’ That clarifies it, right?The term ‘taking a break’ is probably purposely ambiguous – it can mean whatever you want it to mean in terms of your own relationship. Does anyone ever take a break and then continue with a successful relationship?This article isn’t meant for Bonnie and Clyde couples headed for jail.Rather, I’ll cut to the chase and zone in on those of you caught up in one of the more deceptive, yet prevalent sin in the dating world. It feels so right, and you have every excuse in the world to continue.