My ex and I went through some pretty detrimental stuff after our relationship ended.
Things took a dramatic turn in the last few months we were together, and it seemed like every time we saw each other, we were tormented by stress, fear and anger. We definitely had issues throughout the relationship that we never talked about, but we were also struggling with personal issues and had been taking it out on each other.
The fights were increasing, and it was taking a toll on us and everyone around us. But, we loved each other and did not want to accept that idea that maybe what we really needed was a break from each other.
When the relationship plummeted, we tried to hold on with everything we could, but reality was staring us dead in the face.
We were not going to be able to work on our problems together, so the only thing we could do was work on them apart. We knew we were not going to accomplish anything or grow as a pair, so we decided to split, even though it hurt us both.
It’s easy to stay in a relationship when things are getting rocky out of comfort and fear of being alone, but if you really care about making your relationship stronger, sometimes you have to step into uncharted territory.
The silver lining to finding yourself in this heartbreaking situation is, it does not necessarily mean the relationship is over. It is just stalled for a moment.
If you find that you both still truly love each other, but are worried taking a break will lead to the relationship’s ultimate demise, there are plenty of things you can do to ensure you guys get back together, even after taking a break.