7 Things to Say to Put Distance between Yourself and a Lover

5. “If we keep on like this, I’m afraid I’m going to hate you, so I need some space.”

This approach calls for the threat that you’ll end up hating him. If you make him fear that you’ll threaten to break up with him, he will gamble on the meager hope provided by giving you some space, so he will be more likely to accept your terms.