“Usually this includes an agreement that both are okay with the other seeing other people.
Sometimes it is not stated, but one or both individuals have this intent and assume it is understood.” When Do You Take a Break?
"He was upset whenever I went out with friends," a typical woman wrote, "even if I couldn’t have been with him at that time because of his obligations." Another man said, "I felt like a possession." Most people want intimacy and connection in a dating relationship, but not at the price of reasonable freedom.
Lack of similarity was next on the list of reasons for breaking up.
Both men and women discovered that, as the relationship progressed, their attitudes, beliefs, values, or interests simply did not jive.
Whether it involved deeply held religious convictions or something as seemingly frivolous as an unmatched sense of humor, lack of similarity was a commonly cited reason for breaking up.
Rather, I’ll cut to the chase and zone in on those of you caught up in one of the more deceptive, yet prevalent sin in the dating world. It feels so right, and you have every excuse in the world to continue. "I like Greg a lot and we have our fun moments-but something doesn’t feel right." Sound familiar?We hear this kind of statement on a regular basis from persons entering the foggy bog of uneasiness about their relationship.Jennifer and Greg had been dating for nearly eight months when she confessed: "I can’t tell if it’s worth it or not." If you’ve ever wondered the same thing, we want to help you cut through the nebulous emotions and see your condition more clearly.There are probably countless reasons why couples split, but in a study asking more than 150 dating couples who had just broken up to write an anonymous essay on "why we broke up," three reasons appeared again and again. Some men (27%) and many women (44%) complained of feeling trapped by their dating partner.