I feel that it is one sided when a person decides to take a break. How often is it a mutual decision? If you need to reconnect with yourself you are not ready to be in a relationship at that time or you could do it with that person in your life beside you. Breaking up with them completely would be a better scenario and if it works out down the road later on, at least the other person wasn’t waiting around for a decision and can go on with their life too. Thx for your input and taking the time to write.