We’ve all heard the old adage “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, but what are the other less obvious benefits to having space in a relationship? Yes, being with your significant other can offer a great feeling of comfort and companionship but time apart is vital to the success of any relationship.
Needing space doesn’t mean you’re sick of one another or the relationship isn’t working out. Naturally, we need to be happy with ourselves in order to bring happiness to someone else. Sometimes the real you can get lost in the “we” and lovers need time apart to focus on personal development and relationships with the people who came before the partnership. During this time, you and your partner can pursue hobbies and interests that make you happy and remind you of who you are as individuals. It isn’t healthy for our world to revolve around our significant others.
The best part about spending time apart is it allows you to think of ways to spice things up and makes you remember all the reasons why you’re so in love. You can return to each other’s arms as stronger, healthier more well adjusted people.