People often say, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” While this statement may be true sometimes, it can often be a deceptive illusion.
Picture this: your relationship is skating on thin ice, and you think some time apart may heal the cracks. But here’s the risk – if you don’t address the issues causing the underlying problems, the supposedly healthy break could be the final blow that breaks your fragile relationship apart.
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The Storm Beneath the Surface
A love relationship teetering on the edge often harbors a hidden adversary – unaddressed disputes and complaints. Pausing your relationship doesn’t make these problems disappear. They plant themselves firmly in your mind, simmering and growing into a gigantic, uncontrollable mess.
The Feeling of Being Neglected
During your break, the aggrieved partner may start to feel ignored. By sidestepping the real issues, you relay a disheartening message – their concerns are insignificant.
A good talk or even a big argument might have fixed the problem. But now, with no discussion and the distance, it quietly gets worse, damaging the shaky relationship even more.
When the Dreaded Break Becomes Reality
When your relationship is going downhill, the idea of parting ways often comes to mind. But the uncertainty of the future scares you. When you decide to take a temporary break, it paradoxically becomes a practice run for a final goodbye.
Sooner than you think, the distance feels normal. You discover that you can manage without your partner – or shockingly, you may even be happier.
You once feared stepping out. Now, you fear stepping back in.
When Time Apart is Beneficial
There is one scenario where taking a temporary break from the relationship might be beneficial. This beneficial outcome happens when you, your partner, or both actively work to reignite the passion.
This effort involves sincere apologies, admitting mistakes, and the charm of seduction and a fresh start. The potent combination of these actions can reignite the passion and chemistry that initially drew you to each other.
So, the story’s moral is that a break in a strained relationship can either be a healing salve or a wrecking ball. Your actions and attitudes determine its fate.
If you make the right moves, you can reignite the passion and bring new energy into your relationship. But, if you let silence take over or your conversations become dull and repetitive, you might unknowingly signal the end of your love.
Remember, a relationship is like tending a garden – it demands care, time, and, most importantly, enduring commitment from both caretakers. Make sure you never neglect your part in this nurturing process.