It’s Just Lunch offers clients a chance to get acquainted over lunch.The firm does all the work, making reservations, clearing the matches with customers.But when it's only one partner who wants the break, he or she should be warned that the pendulum of power may swing during the course of the supposedly temporary separation.
as it's called specifically for married couples — might make it seem like a couple is committed to salvaging a flagging relationship, several experts said it just delays the inevitable."When most people say they want a break, what they're really saying is, 'I want to break up but I don't know how to do it,'" said Los Angeles-based dating coach Evan Marc Katz.
"If you're that far down the this-isn't-working-for-me road, you've pretty much made up your mind.
Sometimes breaks can be logistic — say, if one partner relocates to another city for a job.
A person embarking on a temporary chapter — such as graduate school or a religious journey — may want to experience it alone, but they don't want to fully sever the tie with their current significant other, said Paulette Kouffman Sherman, psychologist and author of "When Mars Women Date" (Parachute Jump Publishing).
They know what they're doing, and they do everything for you.
"Being a member of It's Just Lunch is like having trusted friends set you up, but even better, because they're professionals.
In reality, spending time apart only further inhibits a couple's ability to "actively deal with the issues that led to the suggestion to take the break in the first place," said Toni Coleman, a psychotherapist and relationship coach based in Mc Lean, Va.
It's easy to not fight with someone when you don't see or speak to that person for two months.
In short, if we take you on as a client, we guarantee you will go out on dates!