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Has anyone taken a break after living with their SO? We’ve been talking about getting engaged, but I don’t feel ready to say yes. There are things that I need to figure out as an individual that I’m having trouble doing with him around because I get swept up in our love. I love and care for him so deeply, but I also feel so scared of it not working out. I want to tell him that we should take some time and space, but I worry he’ll not want to and then I need to figure out if I should walk away??

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Been there but eventually that short break meant breakup. Although it ended like that, deep down I’m glad it did and I learned a lot more about who I was and what I truly enjoyed without trying to always debate whether he’d enjoy doing the same thing and with me! That said, don’t have to ask for space - since engagement isn’t happening already, try to do the things you truly enjoy and with him. That way you’d know whether this is a long haul or not. Chances are, it may just attract him more and you both enjoy this together!

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Yes, took a 9 month break, now married. Happy to talk further.

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No ground rules, I just said I was done and I needed a break to clear my head. He moved into the other bedroom. About a month in, I said I wanted to break up for good... it was so hard. He moved out, I dated other people, we reconnected a few months later, and in my gut I just felt at home with him and knew I wanted to be with him. Luckily he felt the same way and hadn’t moved on, and we started the slow process of getting back together. I did have to walk expecting that we wouldn’t get back together, though. Risky proposition to think that you may when you let someone go. Will gladly chat if you want to dm about it.

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