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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).
by i know my shit September 06, 2007
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"Taking A Break" is the classic escapist cliché.

People with under-developed social skills or lack of problem solving abilities use this as a cop out.

In the minds of women this is often viewed as a nicer way of dumping a guy, most men who are not completely socially inept understands this, and realize taking a break will never bring you closer together. Only fill you with false hopes of extending the (un)natural life of a realtionship.

I your ex uses this, they're an escapist bitch and probably not someone you'd ultimatly be happy with anyway. These are people not worth your thought and emotions, you're best bet to feeling better is to realize that, and move on.
"I feel so distant from you, maybe we should take a break"
"Bitch!, we're fucking done!"

Taking a break is crap, and it will never bring you closer together. If a realationship is struggling, more distance is NOT a factor that should be added.
by Br1an March 28, 2006
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Taking a break is when you separate from your significant other for an undetermined amount of time,usually with the intent to get back together.
More often than not,the people taking the break usually end up fooling around with other people,which damages their relationship,probably causing a permanent breakup.
All the things you do whilst "taking a break" will be called upon,even though taking a break is totally a way to cheat and get away with it.
Some people don't understand that.

Chances are,if the guy says he wants to take a break,he's going to screw your hot friend he's had his eye on the whole relationship.While this is happening,the girl will be hoping she can "make it all better" somehow.This can usually be resolved when both of them move on,or the guy gets tired of the hot friend,and goes back to his girl.

If the girl says she wants to take a break,she's going to screw your friend she's had her eye on for the whole relationship(whore).Except in this case, the guy will inevitably end up getting into a fistfight with the friend,and shit will go down.How this one is resolved,I do not know.
John: Babe,I think we need to take a break. Claire: Okay,I guess we can do that.
::John gets drunk and screws Claire's hot friend Stephanie::
2 days later--
Claire: YOU FUCKED STEPHANIE OMFGGGG!!1!!11!
John: We're taking a break,remember?
Claire: Oh yeah...well when you want to get back together,I'm totally going to hold that against you.
John: Fair enough.
by Boogiepopdemon June 20, 2007
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1: The quote you use when your ex is dumping you, but you are not over them.

2: What you tell someone when your obviously dumping them, but don't want to hurt their feelings.

3: The thing you tell others when you brake up with someone, but when they talk, touch, or look at another girl in any way you come back to them.
We are not breaking up, were just... taking a break.

Are you breaking up with me? No, I just want to take a break.

Girls i'm so over him like he always wants to hang out with his friends. Oh crap did he just talk to that girl. Be right back, *yells* TAKE ME BACK LIAM, TAKE ME BACKKK.
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by HannahIs349011 June 11, 2017
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"Taking A Break" is the classic escapist cliché.

People with under-developed social skills or lack of problem solving abilities use this as a cop out.

In the minds of women this is often viewed as a nicer way of dumping a guy, most men who are not completely socially inept understands this, and realize taking a break will never bring you closer together. Only fill you with false hopes of extending the (un)natural life of a realtionship.

I your ex uses this, they're an escapist bitch and probably not someone you'd ultimatly be happy with anyway. These are people not worth your thought and emotions, you're best bet to feeling better is to realize that, and move on.
"I feel so distant from you, maybe we should take a break"
"Bitch!, we're fucking done!"

Taking a break is crap, and it will never bring you closer together. If a realationship is struggling, more distance is NOT a factor that should be added.
by Br1an March 28, 2006
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