When one person in the relationship says that they need to take a break, in your experiences, how does it usually turn out? In your situation, why did you or that person want the break? For those situations that got a happy ending, what did you guys do to achieve that happy ending? In my situation, my SO said he wanted to take a break a month ago. We still hang out like we normally do and it just confused me because one moment I would think that since things are happy, it'll make him realize he wants this relationship too. At the same time, when I'm by myself, I start thinking about what if he doesn't want this relationship. When he first told me he wanted to take a break, I accused him of purposely sabatoging the relationship because he's been hurt by his two exes in the past. I told him that he wanted to end the relationship even though there's nothing wrong with our relationship because he thinks that I'm going to hurt him too so he would rather end it while things were good than if things ever got bad. Last week, he admitted to me that I was right. He doesn't know if he wants a relationship because he's been single for so long that he now feels suffocated with me around. It just makes me sad because there's nothing wrong with our relationship and he's thinking about ending it for no reason other than he's afraid he'll get hurt. Yet there are couples out there who have issues in their relationship and they're willing to work things out because they care about each other and want to be together. I told him how it was unfair for me that he's not giving me a definitive answer on whether he wants this relationship or not because I'm an emotional roller coaster right now. One moment, I'll think things will be okay with us and the next moment, I'm worrying again about whether it really will be okay or not. He promised me he will give me a decision in 2 weeks (which after this week, should be the end of the second week). I didn't force a deadline; it was something he came up with himself. If he doesn't come up with a decision, I'm not going to force him to make one. I'm just scared of what his decision might be. I thought maybe asking this question might provide me insight (and hope?) on whether people really do get back together after taking breaks.