Problem statement: So, my girlfriend's coming back after winter break and she texted me all of a sudden last night to say, "Can you not stay over until I'm ready? I'm kind of stressed for no reason and need a break." I don't know if it's bad phrasing on her part, but "need a break" sounds pretty drastic and came as a surprise to me. Relevant equations: We've been pretty doting on one another throughout the winter holiday, messaged one another for at least 0.5-1h each day. She did open up 3-4 days ago that her GPA went down, and she felt that she was in a relationship each time it did. She's been acting like herself before that. I'm ruling out the possibility that there's someone else, she hasn't been in the situation to meet other guys lately, hasn't faulted me in any ways (typical when they're seeing someone behind your back), is still taking the initiative to show concern and ask me how I'm doing, and to put it bluntly, there's still same height of sexual attraction, just decreased frequency... My attempt at a solution: 1) Do you think she meant more like: she will be busy for a while rather than she needs a break? On closer observation, it seems from the first sentence more like she's too bogged down to see me, rather than she needs a break from our relationship. Anyway, I wrote a pretty long reply, basically agreeing with her that she needs time to get school things in order so we can properly enjoy our time together again. Plus assuring her that we'll work this out. She replied "OK" and I decided it's a good time to start leaving her alone until she feels like talking more about it. 2) Am I doing it right? Is there anything I can/should do to make things better now? 3) What should be my concerns now? I'm not worrying too much about it; still in the mood to make this look like a homework problem haha.