Ian Somerhalder & Nina DobrevPeople need to take it easy on Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev. I know I know, they're a seriously good-looking couple, so it's hard to keep our eyes away. But RELAX -- there's no need to worry when we see them spending a little time apart. The couple recently took a break to go on their own separate vacations, Ian to China and Nina to Miami to soak up some sun. And of course -- fans and gossip websites alike are worried that this means that there's trouble in paradise.

To that I say y'all need to calm down ASAP. I mean, really, I'd be more worried if the couple wasn't taking some necessary time apart every now and again. Here, let's discuss.

When you're in a committed relationship, it's nearly as important for the two of you to spend time apart as it is to spend it together. You need to give your partner space and make it clear during that time that you trust them enough to be on their own. It doesn't always have to be a vacation for the space, either. It means not being on the phone with them 24/7. It means not having a constant text messaging conversation all day every day. It means breathing and taking time to be two separate individuals instead of one unit.

So yeah, take a chill pill, will ya? If the couple keeps spending all of this time apart, then sure, starting to wonder is kind of natural. Too much time apart is never a good thing. For now, I say that this is just a sign of a healthy commitment, and Ian and Nina, they're doing just fine!

Do you think it's important to have some "me" time in a relationship?

 

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