uu_girlie Posted June 23, 2008 Share Posted June 23, 2008 I have been with my boyfriend for over two years and live with him. The past few months have been rocky for us and at the beginning of last week we decided to go on a break. He moved some of his things to his dads place and I stayed in our apartment. I work full time 50+ hours a week and go to night school as well, and he has been unemployed since March of this year. He is currently pursing an unpaid internship and its become tiring to pick up the slack financially. When I ask him about getting a part time job, he overreacts, saying that he may as well quit his internship and go back to being a restaurant manager. So I guess I could say that money is the biggest thing we argue over and I know he is tired of it, but I am tired too. I try not to nag, but is it possible that he feels bad about himself for not contributing? Could that be a reason he needs some space? Since the break, I have not initiated any contact and he has contacted me. The first time we saw each other after four days of not seeing each other, he came to spend the night and everything was so perfect. We made love, he brought me a few of my favorite things without me asking, ect. He still wants to be on a break, says he needs space, and I know I do too. I guess what I am trying to get at is, Have any of you survived a break and live to tell the story? I feel as though I read a lot of these threads and its so depressing. Some people can to make it work, dont they? Can people find the qualities they fell in love with again? We are going on a long weekend get away on Thursday... What are some things I could do for him to show him I went out of my way? But without smothering him, pestering him, ect. Something to make him smile and remind him of how happy we can be together. What are some things I shouldnt do while on our vacation? What are the things that push people away even more? Link to comment
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