Relationships are all about give and take. At some point of time or the other, every relationship stands the chance of getting suffocating and this is when you or your mate may desire some personal space. If you have been in a relationship, you will know just what it means by ‘wanting your own space’. If your mate has been touchy, irritated and fidgety for a while, there is definitely something on his / her mind. The need for personal space can take several forms – physical, emotional, quiet time etc. In case you or your mate wants to have some private time away to recharge and reconnect, there is no harm in indulging in the same. Remember, this does not mean that your relationship is weak or falling apart.
An important thing to keep in mind if you and your mate decide on taking some time apart from each other is not to be depressed about the situation but to take the time to reflect on the relationship. You can keep your mind busy by reconnecting with your friends that you might not have been spending much time with as you were engulfed in your relationship. Relationships can be confusing at times and sometimes as much as you try to make them work they just don’t or won’t.
If you were the one wanting the space make sure you communicate the issues that are bothering you about your mate and if you are the one that was “suffocating” the relationship then try to take a step back and allow your partner to clear their head. Don’t go the complete opposite direction but just let your partner know that you are there for them when they are ready to re-engage. It will be important to keep the communication lines open and to not alienate each other and when the time is right you’ll both be in a much happier and healthier place.