Romantic Forums! Get the answers you seek quickly and easily! If you can't find what you need here amongst our tens of thousands of tips and questions, be sure to Post in our Romantic Forum! We've got over 9,800 members ready to give you a hand!
A Love Quote
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. -- Judy Garland
Email A Friend
Enter the information below to forward this great tip to a friend!
Why Needing Space is an Invalid Complaint
It seems that most people who escape relationships by claiming they 'need space' are under 16. They use this as a convenient excuse because it is in essence meaningless. They don't have to take responsibility for any problems. They say these words, run away and don't have to have a difficult conversation.
If a person 'need space' from someone, it is because something is wrong. People don't 'need space' when they are completely happy. If a person is completely happy the last thing they want is to change that happy state.
If a person is NOT happy, it is critical that the person learns the skill to explain what the issue is so it can be fixed. If a partner in a relationship can't even discuss unhappiness, how can they ever be worked on and resolved? The whole point of a relationship is that it involves communication and problem fixing. This means problems are discussed and fixed - not left to linger until someone runs away with a meaningless faultless claim of 'needing space'.