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    #1 LilBunny77

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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 06:09 PM

    After my Daddy broke up with me we started talking again after a little bit of time. First through email then we text about his issues and he wants to get help (already has an appointment with a therapist) so that he can get back to the relationship with me.
    He says he loves me and wants our forever that we have been planning for over a year now, but that he needs to work his stuff out. And of course we have no idea how long that will take.
    What I want to know is has anyone else done this and been successful? What is appropriate contact, how does this work? I am scared but hopeful and I want to still be in each other's lives right now, even if not the way we usually are. Also we are LDR, four hours apart.
    I love him and want to be with him and as a little it's hard to wait,but I want to give him a chance. I just don't know how to be patient for such a long time.
    Thank you for reading and I hope I can find some solice here.

    #2 Aetherr

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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 07:15 PM

    heres the truth i wont be overly mean but im not going to be nice if i dont need to..

     

    if you want that forever you will wait.. simple as

    ask yourself this.. if the tables were turned do you think he would wait and what i mean by this is if you two want to make it work you will make it work until the point where you both realise it doesent work

     

    based on what you said you two could still work and here is another thought

     

    what if you couldnt wait and he obliged that despite him knowing he cannot cope

     

    that wont end well. its just like pulling a chicken out the oven before its ready it will damage you

    but if you wait and enjoy the smell you will have a much better and more hygienic meal

     

     

    if you two are it, wait keep contact with him just as you have been as friends and try not to dwell on what isnt happening rather enjoy what is happening, you two are growing as friends now so you can grow stronger as a couple later

     

     

    im not about to give any advice about how to wait or anything else like that only this

     

    wait or don't i dont think he would want you to be unhappy because he is not ready for you



    #3 LilBunny77

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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:23 PM

    Aetherr, I am very appreciative of your answer! Thank you, so much for your input. It makes total sense.

    #4 CryptKing

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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:37 PM

    Love is a social construct to explain hormonal impulses in the brain. Humans aren't meant to limit themselves to one partner, it goes against nature.

     

    But in response to your question, not likely. You'll probably drift apart after awhile until you're awkward acquaintances with a history. When a guy uses the "I need to work some stuff out." It usually means they've found or are speaking to someone else. Best of luck though


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    #5 BlueEyedDaddy

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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

    I had this happen a few times, I was the initiator, in the last year or two.  For me it was honestly that life was just exhausting me and a relationship where I take care of someone, not vise-versa, was just too much for me to worry about.  

    I don't know his reasoning or anything, neither does anyone else here.  It's all going to be purely speculation.

     

    But, to answer your question, based on my personal experience and those I've counseled over the many years I've been doing what I do... It doesn't work.  It's one thing if this was after a few weeks after meeting and getting together, but when you've been together that long it shouldn't come to a break.  It should be, "I need some space and time to focus on myself.  I still want to have you in my life but I can't take care of you, I need to take care of me."  Or something to that extent.

    If someone can't refrain from taking a break after a year, I doubt they'll be a more consistent partner in the much longer term.  

    Since you're LD, it's also possible he just wants to play the field and see what he can do to have fun.  He might come back to you because he realizes after it all, you were great.  (or whatever)

    I'd say just give him space and if he's serious about it, he will continue to make you an active part of his life.



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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:46 PM

    CryptKing. I appreciate the reply. Thank you for your feedback!

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    Posted 23 February 2019 - 08:51 PM

    BlueEyedDaddy, thank you. He does want me to still be part of his life, just not in the relationship the was it/he was. Thank you for taking the time to respond!

    #8 Aetherr

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    Posted 24 February 2019 - 04:27 AM

    I'm not going to criticise what was said above but not all guys ask for space to mess around.. some actually do have issues to work out.

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    Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:58 PM

    Aetherr, I have faith in that ❤️
    Thank you.

    #10 littlexbuttercup

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    Posted 03 March 2019 - 12:56 AM

    in my personal opinion i would not take a break from a relationship. you can work through things together, you are suppose to be a team! how do you know that this won’t happen again? but what if it happens once you are married? a relationship takes two + people, you don’t just take breaks. it’s understandable if the person needs time for them selves, but then it is time to talk to each other and figure out what would be best for the two (of more) of them. just my opinion though.
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    #11 Little kaiya

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    Posted 03 March 2019 - 09:33 AM

    Like many things I think it comes down to the people involved in the relationship. If the people involved feel they need a break, are honest, discuss the parameters and adhere to them then yes, maybe it can work.

    If one person unilaterally decides to take a break and isn't willing to sit down and discuss the situation I think it is less likely to work but who knows.

    Personally, I would never choose to take a break and I would be unlikely to stay with someone who asks for one. I agree with Buttercup, being in a relationship is about being a team in good times and bad ones. I'm committed to my partners and our relationship and I know they are as well. Even within a relationship there are ways to provide more space, support your partner(s) and work through issues, I personally think a break is taking an easy way out versus fixing the issue but that's for my relationship and my life. If others feel a break is what they need who am I to say they're wrong . . . Nobody, that's who.

    Ultimately, people need to do what works for them after having an open, honest, mature discussion. Just my thoughts.

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    #12 LilBunny77

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    Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:48 PM

    Littlekaiya, and Littlexbuttercup I completely agree! It's a partnership. We are talking every day and I'm just trying to support him as he gets himself together. It's sooo hard because we haven't seen each other in almost a month. I don't know what us not seeing each other is helping, but... I'm trying to hang in there.

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    Posted 28 April 2019 - 02:54 PM

    In case anyone is interested we have worked through everything and have been very happy for almost a month. There was something he was afraid to tell me and once he finally did, we have been able to keep moving forward in our relationship and feel closer than ever.

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    Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:09 AM

    I'd like to be able to give you some sort of definitive answer but I can't. Everyone is different and deals with life differently. The above answers are partially right I think, but they also suggest that one entire sex thinks the way that they do to some capacity, and that just isn't the case. My answer is based only on my personal life experience and thoughts. I had a girlfriend want to take a "break", which basically meant that she wanted to try dating other guys, but still know I'd be around if she still wanted me. I stuck around for a couple months of this until my friends collectively pulled my head out of my ass for me. In my view, it's an incredibly selfish thing to do. I came to the conclusion that if she really cared and wanted to make it work, she would have actively tried and communicated whatever problems she was dealing with. It all ended up working out for the best. A few months later, I started dating a girl that I've now been married to for 10 years.


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    Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:00 PM

    From my experience relationship breaks dont work. You either work it out together or you dont, a break is just running away from your problems. They are still there afterwards.


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