My friend who was in the midsts of a "break" recently defined it very clearly: "it's like when you don't talk to each other. Unless you want to...i guess(?)."
People, people people-- what is this "break" mess all about? It is the worst state you can be in. You might break down when you break up...but to just "break.' TERRIBLE idea. One heart is aching while the other is stringing along. It seems odd to even call is "break." Maybe it's actually spelled "brake'...? (ya know what, for the purposes of this post, I'll try a few different spellings and see what fits best.)
It's like "gression" where it isn't pro- or re-...it just is.
I say if you are taking a brayk, give the person you are on a braik with more credit than just to tell them you need a brajck. Tell them why.
And not this, 'i'm not sure' crap or 'I prayed and don't feel right about it', but real reasons. (I have to say, I can't believe God is so interested in making my dating life miserable that He has told as many girls as have used the "prayer" excuse not to date me. I think there is enough He has to worry about than answering some half-hearted "What should I do?" prayer when the real question is "can I dump him yet?". But I digress(....only slightly.))
So in the end, take a breijk when you are ready to end it for good and don't just lead them on.
(And after reading this over...none of the spellings seem to fit. They all just seem so wrong...)