Want to stop your break before it starts? If so, then it's time to man up.
She wants time apart? Give her ALL the time she wants, and then some. Girlfriend wants space? Make her feel like an astronaut. Put so much distance between you and your girlfriend that when she looks over her shoulder to find you all she sees is an empty horizon.
There's no real trick or secret here: your girlfriend doesn't want to be alone.
This is why she's trying to string you along with all this "taking time off" bullshit. This is also why she didn't outright break up with you, but instead cleverly worded things in a way that would get you to still hang around.
So when you don't stick around? That's when she'll get nervous. That's when the break no longer becomes fun for her, because guess what? You're taking a break too, giving her the chance to potentially lose you.
When your girlfriend asks to put your relationship on hold, tell her:
"Take some time off? A break? Nah. I'm not into that."
At this point she might re-word her approach. She's mention giving each other some space. She'll use terms like 'temporary', and phrases like 'so we can see if we miss each other'.
That's when you continue with a totally straight face and a dismissive shrug:
"I'm not gonna hang around clinging to half a relationship. 'Taking a break' sounds like a lame copout."
Are you shitting all over her bright idea? Yes. Are you making it seem small and insignificant? Sure. But you know what else you're doing? You're telling the truth. You're calling the break out for what it really is.
As she's struggling for a decent argument, deliver the knockout punch:
"If you want to see what else is out there, let's just break up. That way we can both start doing our own thing."
Make sure you put emphasis on the word 'both'. This lets her know, in no uncertain terms, that YOU plan on moving on without her. It tells your ex that you're not going to sit around waiting while she gets her shit together.
This shatters your girlfriend's whole master plan. She didn't want to break up with you; she wanted to have her cake and eat it too. Yet here you are, not only ready but almost eager to run off and do your own thing. Put it to her in this way, and your girlfriend is quickly going to panic.
By refusing to play by her rules, you're putting yourself in a position of control. She knows that if she continues with the break, she might not hear from you again. Because she still has feelings for you, this will scare her shitless.
What If My Girlfriend and I Are Already on a Break?
If you've already accepted your girlfriend's little proposal and are in the middle of a break, you need to act fast. The first thing you should do is abruptly break any and all contact you still have with her, whether it be by phone call, email, text-message, or whatever.
Stop calling your ex and see what happens. Odds are good she'll reach out to see where you are. When she does, let her know you're done with things. Tell your girlfriend that the relationship is over, and that you hope for nothing but good things for her.
Your girlfriend will be floored by this type of response from you. She'll ask why you suddenly feel this way, and what's happened to change your mind.
That's when you tell her the "break" gave you time to think, and you've decided you don't want it anymore.
Be cool and confident. Be calm and totally nonchalant.
Wish her luck, hang up the phone, and see how fast your ex calls you back.
Other Ways To Stop Your Breakup Right In Its Tracks
Sometimes you'll feel the momentum of your breakup actually picking up speed. Your girlfriend will feel more and more distant, as if she's slipping away from you emotionally.
To save your relationship, you'll need to get your ex interested in you again - and quickly, too. This is where the Instant Reconnection Technique comes in.
Make sure you learn this one very important method to getting your ex to want you back. If nothing else it will help regain her respect and attention, and best of all it gives extremely quick results.