1. Respect their Need for Space
Having space means actually having space. That doesn’t mean giving him an hour to think about your relationship before you start calling and texting him. While you’re going through this time, don’t text or call him unless it’s necessary. Texting is one of the worst things about a relationship because so much can be misconstrued. If you two aren’t seeing each other and he needs space, don’t attempt to squeeze yourself into his day by texting him none stop.
2. Focus on Yourself
Before you got with your partner you probably had a few great hobbies, right? Take this time in your relationship to refocus on yourself. Start back at the gym and eating healthy or take up a new hobby! Focusing on yourself will give you more confidence and show you that if it comes down to the both of you breaking up, you could deal with it.
3. Don’t Obsess Over It
Instead of thinking about the space between you two, think about other things. Obsessing over your relationship or the time away from each other will only make you want to go back to them before the time is right. This might even make you get in contact with them when all they need is a little time to themselves. If you think that social media will be an issue then turn them off for a day or two.
4. Reconnect with Friends.
When it comes to knowing how to give someone space without losing them, friends are the best distraction ever. Just don’t pick the misery-loves-company group. No, misery doesn’t love sitting around crying and rehashing. Misery loves Vegas with friends and being in your element by not letting it break you.
5. Make it clear you’re giving them space
Be sure to tell your partner that you feel they need space and that this is what you are doing. If you don’t make it clear that you back off for a reason, then they might misinterpret your cooling off and think it is something you want. Giving them space is only good if you let them know that they have it, not that you are pissed. They should leave for now knowing where you are at and where they are at with you, not that you are cold and aloof for no reason