It’s completely natural to feel this way, and often it can feel like leaving the relationship was the wrong decision.
At loveisrespect, we encourage you to stay strong and stay away from abusive relationships.
It’s not that you should be in denial—it’s that you need to approach a relationship the same way you’d approach a job you really want: You’re going to keep going until you get it.
When you come back, you’ll be restored and rejuvenated, ready to take on the singles scene again.
The pictures, the memories, the favorite place to hang out, the movies, the gifts…
Whether you’re blocked because you’re not interested in healthy partners, are struggling with your own commitment issues, or other subconscious self-sabotaging habits, pressing pause on dating can help you identify what’s going on below the surface.
“Taking a break can allow you to self-reflect, gain perspective, and figure out why you’re having such a hard time finding a guy who’s right for you,” she says.“A break is essential when you get caught up in negative feelings,” says Gibson.
It’s easy to become overly dependent on digital dating, but it’s important to create opportunities for meeting people offline, too, says Davis Edwards.