Usually, Couples decide to take a break from each other to reflect on their relationship, reassess feelings for one another, or to get time away from their partner after a misunderstanding.
Although The “We Need To Take A Break” statement is not bad in itself, according to James Onen, The Fatboy Show presenter, it means the person wants to have new experiences outside the relationship, or it could be a prelude to a breakup.
He narrated that many guys like himself, have been ghosted by people presumably taking a break from their partners.
“I once met someone and she was into and all over me that I was surprised about her energy. Possibly her energy was due to frustration from the previous relationship, and maybe I was her medicine,” he recounted.
“It was crazy for about two weeks, and then she ghosted me but I had fallen in love with her. At first, I took it easy, but then I got worried that something could have happened to her. So I went to her place, and I died in my movie. She opened the door, and there was a dude seated on a couch. She asked me what I was doing there, and I kinda figured what was happening,” Fatboy recalled.
Fatboy recognized that the man sitting on the couch was someone she had earlier claimed to be friends with hanging out at a bar.
"I didn't realize their relationship was on hiatus. They were in the process of working out things which they eventually did. I died a horrible death in that movie. I learned that when these girls say ‘We need a break, they are just hungry for something new,” he emphasized.
Olive Najjuma too admitted that even as the statement ‘We need a break’ does not indicate the need to sleep with other people, it's what usually happens.
She confessed that women also get used during break time, citing her own example.
She narrated about dating and spending an amazing time with someone that suddenly went mute after a few weeks. When she inquired, the man opened up about seeing another lady and how he decided to let her stay with him because she had no place to stay when she had returned to Uganda.
She hence suggested that partners should make terms straight before they take a break from the relationship, to understand its intentions so as to avoid abusing the break.
The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen aka Fatboy, Olive, and Sarah every weekday from 6 am to 10 am on RX Radio.