I don't know whats worse, the finality of 'Breaking up' or the uncertainty of a 'break'. Both truly suck, but I think the latter (which happens to be my situation) is the worse of the two since the 'breaker' is basically taking a 'have my cake and eat it too' approach. So selfish it makes you simply want to say, 'beat it. there won't be anything here to return to'.
But if the relationship was solid and the person needs the time and space to sort through confusion, I guess a break can be a good thing...even if it does hurt like hell. I instituted the NC rule (without even knowing such a rule existed at the time!) almost immediately and its been 2 1/2 of the toughest months of my life. I've been moving forward since day one since I simply am not the type of person who allows others to walk all over them, especially if I have moved heaven and earth for this person, but its been rough. What is even harder is I'm beginning to feel like I won't take her back even if/when she is ready to end the break. How did we get here? This whole break thing came out of the blue and its just hard to believe that we could go from a solid 5 yr. relationship to nothing so quickly.
Breaks suck. Love sucks.