When a person tells their significant other that they need time apart for one reason or another. It happens when a relationship just isn't working out but you are afraid to actually break up so instead you take a break which usually ends in a break up anyways. In some situations it is allowed to see other people but for some it is not so make sure you have a talk about what is allowed and what isn't because you don't want to end up like Ross from "Friends" and cheat on Rachel when he didn't know it was cheating and be forced to read an 18 page letter front and back; causing you to fall asleep and Rachel get pissed that you didn't read all of it. It is the most deceptive term ever!!!

Usually it is the woman's idea to take a break but in my case it was my boyfriend's idea because he felt bad about not having any time to hang out with me... Idk

What do you call this person, are they still your bf or gf???
Do you still talk to them?
Are you now just friends???"
What the fuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!!!!
"You slept with her!?"
"But we were on a break!!!!"
by Killer K September 23, 2006
Relationship limbo. Something that drama llamas do because they saw it on TV and they want their lives to be more like 'Friends'. Essentially these people model their lives on television programmes and probably think that soap operas are documentaries.

'Going on a break' is something that is suggested by one partner or another in a relationship (usually the woman, as most drama llamas are female) because they want to dump you, but don't have a very good reason. They are cowards and attention seekers. They know that when a relationship ends, the dumpee gets far more sympathy than the one that ended it because they basically have the moral high ground, and we all know how much drama llamas hate someone else getting more attention than them. Also, the one who is dumped is more entitled to have a rebound fling, so they try soften the blow by not going for the full break-up. This is an attempt to make themselves feel better about the situation. But in reality it means that if you start seeing someone else you can be painted as the bad guy. If they see someone else it's fine, the relationship ended, get over it. By dangling the prospect of reconciliation in front of you they're prolonging the drama of a break-up, ensuring that you're thinking about them more, and gives them a safety net of knowing they can come back to if they feel like it.

No-one ever went "on a break" before 'Friends'.
"My gf said we should go on a break"

"What a fucking drama llama. You should totally go and get laid dude."
by chris-chem August 23, 2009

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