I don't know about you, but I have always believed that breaks are a bunch of BS. I've always seen it as a "nice" way to leave someone. To give them some sort of hope so you don't get completely heart broken. I always think of that Friends' episode, when Ross sleeps with someone else because him and Racheal were on a break ("But we were on a break!!"). And despite knowing this, I think when on "breaks" a part of the heart secretly hopes and prays that things will be resolved.