1) One of your previous significant others whom you've had a relation-shit
, and coincidentally, a break up
with. In most cases, not someone you ever want to see again. In very VERY rare cases, someone you might still talk to and consider a friend, because you both have a history and too many experiences to forget about together and are both mature enough to push any emotions you have left (if any), aside.
2) Your current bf/gf's ex
. AKA an evil being that must be destroyed, at all costs. If you're a girl- for some reason, your bf's ex always seems to be a blonde with big boobs and a shitty personality who for some reason, makes you feel fat. If you're a guy- somehow, your gf's ex is famous among every girl you know, and if you ever bring him up, they can't stop telling you how "funny" and "amazing" he is. You also can't stop yourself from wondering if his equipment's bigger than yours.
1) The last two months of me and my ex's 1-year relationship were hell due to our constant fighting over stupid shit. So we broke up and I never want to see him/her again.
My ex and I broke up after dating for two years because he/she had to move. We got along really well during those first two years, so we still keep in touch.
2) (After current gf meets ex gf)
Gf: "Well... she was pretty."
Gf: "...Does this skirt make me look fat?! She was skinnier than I am! Why'd she have to be so skinny? What is she, anorexic?!"
Bf: "You look fine. You're just feeling the jealousy and insecurity that can only be brought on by seeing your significant other's ex..."
1. In a long, committed relationship; the couple are going through some confusion as to what they really want. They 'take the break' in hopes that after a certain amount of time apart, they will A) miss each other enough to realize they really love each other and want the other person back or B) realize they're better off without them.
Sometimes they do get back together and really do benefit from taking a break. Sometimes they don't.
2. In a less committed relationship; she takes a break with him because he's not interesting enough, or not what she expected. He takes a break with her because she's not hot enough or she's too clingy. People in these kind of relationships seldom get back together after taking a break.
1. guy/girl: "I really do care about you, but we've grown apart and I don't know if I'm in love with you anymore. I think we should consider taking a break, so I can have some time to myself to figure it out." (said in all honesty, with good intentions).
2. guy/girl: "I really do care about you, but we've grown apart and I don't know if this relationship is what I want anymore. I think we should take a break, so I can have some time to myself to figure it out." (most likely said to make the other person feel better, so you can make a quick escape and move on).