Sometimes all a relationship needs is a good breakup to get things back together. Now, I’m not guaranteeing that this will work 100% of the time, but I have witnessed several couples break up with their significant other (myself included), only to get back together with them and end up much happier.
In my situation, I broke up with my boyfriend for – to be frank – stupid reasons. Spending a month or two away from him made me realize just how excellent of a catch I had. This hiatus really increased my appreciation for him, and it made me say to myself, “Wow, Emily. You’re real, real dumb for breaking up with this gem. You must get back together,” and get back together we did. In the end, it turns out that my decision to break up was not dumb at all because if it never happened, we would not be in such a happy and appreciative relationship today.
I have friends who used this same breakup/hiatus tactic and have ended up back with the person to enjoy rejuvenated, longterm relationships. This tactic does not mean weekly or monthly breakups; it’s only constructive (and only maintains classiness) if it’s a one-time thing. When implemented correctly, a breakup can be just what the relationship doctor ordered!