Cool Off or Break Up

Philippines
September 2, 2007 7:32pm CST
is cool off & break up are different?
3 responses
@ranitam22 (1147)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I would think they are two different things. To me a cool off would be where the two of you just need some space and you set a specified period of time that you will be apart and you agree not to be with other people intimately, but you can go out on dates I think just to be sure the relationship is right for you. A break up is where it's over and you have no intention of getting back together and you are free to do what you want with whoever you want.
• United States
3 Sep 07
i agree
• Philippines
6 Sep 07
yeah, they are very different. but both have the same reason why couples sometimes decided to do such things. 1) needs space 2)need to find him/herself or etc. but cool off sometimes leads to breaking up, so i guess it really doesn't matter
• United States
3 Sep 07
Ya. Normally when someone says they want to cool off it means they want a break from their gf or bf. They just want to have some time to think about their life without worrying about a relationship. But they do want to be able to get back with their gf/bf later on. Breaking up is saying you don't want to be with the person ever again and that you have already thought about it and decided the two will be better apart. Altho sometimes after a break up people get back together. Well that is what it has always meant in my life.