8 Real Reasons Why Going On A ‘Break’ Will Never Truly Fix Your Relationship

5. You’re running from the cold-hard truth.

According to Los Angeles-based dating coach Evan Marc Katz:

When most people say they want a break, what they’re really saying is, ‘I want to break up but I don’t know how to do it.’ If you’re that far down the this-isn’t-working-for-me road, you’ve pretty much made up your mind. You just don’t have the courage to say so.

It’s important to learn to face the harder truths in life – even if that means leaving someone you really do love. If you are no longer happy or receiving what you need in a relationship, instead of running from the truth – embrace it as a growing experience in life that you need to move forward.

6. Sometimes, it’s even harder than actually breaking up with the person.

It’s a well-known fact that girls are often times over-thinkers and do poorly when it comes to uncertainty. When you’re on a break, a lot of times people don’t know how to communicate with each other – are you supposed to still speak? Do you still check in with the person? And, if not, how do you avoid the ever-longing feelings of: ‘What are they doing? Are they thinking about me? Do they miss me?’

When you don’t speak to someone and you know that you still love them and there still may be a future between you two – you drive yourself insane wondering what they’re doing during this “break.” And, seeing as society has painted pretty awful pictures of couples on a break – i.e.: Ross and Rachel – you may be haunted by the idea that they are off moving on with someone else, which of course will drive you insane.