Right now, he wants to take a break to work on himself because he "isn't the guy for me right now." He says we can still talk as friends and he has every intention of being with me in the end.
We've known each other for six years and have been so serious about spending our lives together. I just can't imagine this ending. What do you think about taking a break? Is there any benefit to it? Or is it just bogus?
-- Hopeless Romantic
Dear Hopeless Romantic,
This is a tough situation for anyone in a serious relationship. Sometimes, even when you really do love someone and want to be with them forever, it just isn't right and isn't working. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you just can't force things to click.
This could be for a variety of reasons, but the most common one I've found is timing and one's place in life. It does sound like you really do love your boyfriend, and I'm sure he loves you. Still, clearly the timing is off. Neither of you is in a place, maturity-wise, to be settling down and figuring out the future just yet. It sounds like you DO want to be together, but are in different places in your lives.