We both learned how codependent we had become and the space allowed me to stand on my own two feet for the first time.
Putting the relationship on pause
He was in a better job and I wasn't suffering from PTSD anymore so the external pressures were off. We clicked and fell in love again and we were able to communicate that.
Rekindling the relationship
We were able to set new expectations, appreciate each other more than we had previously and know we were fully committed.