Maybe you and your other half have wanted to go away together for a while. For many couples, it’s healthy to take a little time alone, away from kids and pets, to just enjoy one another and start to feel more connected. While of course you should plan trips and vacations with your children, and even other members of your family, you should never feel like going away just the two of you is the wrong thing to do. Here’s how you can make the most of your couple’s trip:
Start Planning With One Another’s Strengths in Mind
When you start planning your couple’s trip, make sure you do so with one another’s strengths in mind. You’ll need to figure out where to stay, what flights to book, and the top attractions you want to see upon arrival. If you enjoy something and your partner doesn’t, you take on that role.
If you’re still researching Christmas snow holidays for couples and other types of holidays you could take together, it’s probably best to do this together. Once you’ve started planning, you’ll quickly see who was better at what and what you both enjoy doing. This will make the planning process simple and stress free. You must trust one another though; if your partner’s job is to choose accommodation, don’t micromanage them.
Trust, Compromise, And Work As A Team
You must compromise and work as a team for your trip to go as smoothly as possible. Put your trust in the other sometimes; if they think you go left but you think you go right, consider going with them and laughing about it later if they were wrong. You might just see things you never would have seen otherwise! If they want to go to an art gallery but it isn’t your thing, think about going anyway. You might just enjoy it.
Forget That ‘Perfect’ Narrative
No couple is perfect, so forget all of the fairytales you see on TV and read about in books. Manage your expectations for your trip so you don’t feel like you’ve failed if you have a disagreement about something. Your trip won’t be perfect, and it probably won’t be the way you pictured it in your head. That’s normal!
Don’t Cram It All In At Once
Trying to cram everything in can leave you exhausted and feeling like you need another holiday when you return home. Less is more; do the things you really want to do but give yourselves free time to enjoy.
Don’t Take Things So Seriously
Try not to take things so seriously. Laugh together as often as possible. It’s too easy to take one another for granted too, especially if you’ve been together a while. Don’t snap at them, and make sure you appreciate that they are doing their best.
Taking a couple’s trip could be just what you need to bring you both closer together again, and return home an even stronger team than before. This is the kind of relationship your kids should be seeing! Do you have any suggestions for couple’s trips? Leave them below!