13 May 2008

Taking a break. . . your thoughts?

I don't even know what taking a break means. I mean, the only image that comes to mind is the famous Friends episode where Ross sleeps with another woman, Rachel gets pissed, and all Ross can say is "But, we were on a break. . .". Is that what a break is? Is it time for one or both people in a relationship to behave as if they are not in a relationship while still holding onto the security blanket of a relationship?

Is a break really just a "break-up"? Is it like a trial-separation? I am not at all sure I understand the intended goal.

A friend once told me their opinion of a break. . .

"It's like attempting to hedge a bet; but, instead of winning a little on one horse, they risk losing the entire f'ing racetrack."

I don't know what to say or do. And it scares me. Because in the end, I really just want to be in a relationship, with all its good and bad, with the man I love.

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