Nearly every single person can benefit from a dating break. A cycle of small breaks in dating is what helps keep Jennifer Lourie 's spirits up while participating in the tumultuous world of dating. As a mental health writer, I want to shout from the rooftops what the sympathetic nervous system has been telling us all along. When I stopped being so focused on finding a boyfriend, I learned to make myself happy.
Dating hiatuses can also give you perspective on what type of relationship you want and what limits you're comfortable with, John Nero told me.