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).
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Something Hamilton didn't do, and we all know he screwed up
Hammy didn't Take a Break, I guess he'll never be president now
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Taking a break is generally a term used for couples to separate themselves with each other for a certain period(according to their agreement), both parties must consent before agreeing to ‘take a break

1. Couples who are busy with their schedule such as outstation, living abroad or taking an exam.

-Couple in this type maybe busy and cannot fully commit to their relationship. This action is taken to allow them to be more focused and avoiding chances to be distracted with their work.

2. Couples who are unsure of their feelings.

-some couples may need time apart so they can experiment the love strength towards their partners. Whether, they will miss each other or to feel emptiness without their other half. In some situation, both of them may also date another person if both agrees.

3. Couples who need time alone to figure their problems.

-Some couples get into an arguement and feels the need to take time alone for them to allow each other to reflect and come back wiser and stronger.

3. When a person abuse the word ‘taking a break’ as a step before actually breaking up.
A: Baby, i think we should take a break.
B: For how long?...
A: In a month, then we can comeback to each other to decide if we really want to be together or not.
B: hmm... if you wish..
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This relationship is over. I will tell you "let's take a break" because it seems like there is a chance that everything will work out, but I don't want to be with you, so that won't happen. This is often used in conjunction with several lies to make the other person "feel better" about the situation.
"Maybe we should just take a break"
"Ummm, okay..."
"Don't worry, I'm sure everything will be fine, I just need some space and time to figure things out"
"Are you dumping me?"
"No way, you're my girl!" (Lie)
"Of course..." (Lie)
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What urbandictionary says when you can't edit anymore.
*click click publish publish don't publish idk*
"NOOOOOOOOOOO! I don't wanna take a break! Damn you urbandictionay!"
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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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