How do I prevent page numbers being skipped when using a page break?

Whenever I add a page break to say page 1, this strange thing happens where page 2 reads as page 3. It just skips over page 2, there is no page 2. It’s confusing when I try to print or convert pages to a pdf file because the true number of pages is off.

Perhaps you have set up the page format as ‘Only right’

Menu/Format/Page - [Page] - Layout settings - Page Layout.