When in a relationship, we tend to love being around our partner as much as possible. In the beginning stages of a relationship, it’s comforting, it’s loving and it’s normal. As the relationship progresses, you will feel a need for space. Having space does not necessarily mean wanting to break up or take a break from your partner. It simply means being able to do your own thing, in your own time without your partner stuck to your hip. Having just enough space is crucial and can make or break your relationship.
What do we need space?
As human beings, we always long to be loved. We love the feeling of having somebody by our side when we need. However, we also need space to develop as individuals. It is a great thing to have someone to lean on when we’re sad but we should also learn how to cheer ourselves up. Giving just the right amount of space in a relationship is vital.
There may be a misconception that having space in your relationship may mean you can’t stand your partner however, it’s the complete opposite.
“In reality, brief periods of solitude recharge our soul batteries and allow us to give even more to our partners and to the relationship itself.” – Rachel Astarte
Treat Yourself to You Time
Having me time is probably one of the healthiest ways to treat yourself. Especially if you’ve been giving yourself to your job/school all week and your partner/family when you’re at home. Its completely healthy to have some good ol’ me time and that doesn’t change when you’re in a relationship. Don’t neglect yourself and remember to find different ways to love your mind, your body and soul!
Gives You Time to Miss Each Other
Where is the challenge in staying by each other’s side 24/7? Life is all about facing difficulties and overcoming them so you can strengthen your relationship. If you decide to go away with your friends for a few days, coming back to your loved one after that period of time can only strengthen the amount of love you have for them. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder and this couldn’t be truer.