Zot and the City: Putting the ‘Breaks’ on a Relationship

While you may be relieved to take a break during work, tapping your toes and checking your watch until you can watch that episode of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ you missed, in a relationship when your significant other asks if you can go on a break there is no more toe-tapping, counting down or relief, for that matter. A break from your relationship could mean a number of things: Someone needs space, someone needs time to ‘find themselves’ or someone simply needs to see what else is out there and decide if it is better than what they already have. Because ‘break’ is the first half of ‘breakup,’ we usually believe that it is a bad omen rather than a possible method of fixing something that might not be completely broken