ok first off ive never taken a break so i dont exactly know the "rules" so to speak of one. ive always thought that breaks were something that just prolongued the inevitable of eventually breaking up. anyways, weve been together for about 8 months. she has good reason for suggesting the break because lately things have just been pretty stressful and intese for us. shes beginning to pick apart almost everything i say and seems to constatnly be on the defensive towards me. she said that she has done this with guys before but it has held off longer than usual. she says that she does still cares alot about me and wants to work things out and thinks this may be what it takes. i am completely willing to give her the space she needs, especaily if its something that could help us. the only thing that bothers me is that she doesnt want any communication at all and i dont know if thats a characteristic of a break, like i said i dont know the rules to this kind of thing. she said she wants it to be for a few weeks or maybe a month. i dunno what exactly im looking for in this post. i guess just some good advice.