i need some space

Philippines
January 15, 2007 8:21am CST
"I need some space" a line that is commonly used when relationship is not anymore stable. When I guy says he needed some space do they mean they just need some time to think and breathe? Or see other women? and then forget about you?
3 responses
@katyzzz (2902)
• Australia
15 Jan 07
Maybe think and breathe, but it usually means they want OUT
• United States
15 Jan 07
That line could mean almost anything depending on the person saying it and in what context (that is to say, what the current situation is). It is true that sometimes people find that they need personal space, this usually occurs when someone feels that something just isn't right with the relationship and they want some time apart from thier significant other. Time to think things through. With that being said, note, that this can also be indicative of cold feet. A person may not be exactly sure that this is the right relationship for him or her and may need time to think it through without the other person constantly there. Which brings us to being constantly around each other. This may grow to wear on a person and they may need time alone or time for themselves. It is true that it could also mean time to go mess with other people but your partner should always be clear on what he or she means when they make such statements. This avoids complications. If someone has given you that line, then demand that they explain themselves more fully, if they care about the relationship, then they will. If its a man that has given you that line then you might have to torture the words from him (being a man, I know its hard for us to fully express ourselves the right way most of the time). But like I said, it all depends on the individual and the context.
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
well , , i usually laugh at that line , , i just don't really get it , , why do they need space? , , space from what? , , duh?! , , why don't they just go to outer space i that's what they want , ,