Travelling with a special someone is a dream come true for a lot of people. Walking along the sea shores, taking great photos together, feeding each other- these are just some of the most unforgettable experiences a lot of people want to try. The truth is that travelling together is way more complicated.
It might start out as something exciting, but it could end up with fights. Planning this trip alone takes a lot of time, money and decision-making. At some point, you would have to disagree on the details of the plans. If there is no agreement, the plan to travel could even end up getting cancelled. The good thing is that there are ways to avoid fighting when travelling. Here are some of them.
It is inevitable for you and your partner to disagree. Even if you feel like you are match made in heaven, you will still disagree on certain things. The key is to be calm when you disagree. When you know that you are already getting into a fight, take a deep breath and pause. Avoid a shouting match. When the heat is on, try your best to just stay quiet until you start feeling better. If there is an unfortunate incident that happened like someone losing a wallet, don’t start pointing fingers. Solve the problem and support each other.
Include alone time in your itinerary
It helps if you also spend time without each other. This is true especially if the trip is quite long. You will feel bored or exhausted with each other if you are together for a really long time. Therefore, you need some alone time. You can do whatever you want at this time. This also solves the problem of not agreeing on what to do. Instead of compromising, give yourself some time to do what you want, without interfering the other. You will even miss each other when you do it.
Treat each other with respect
The kind of love and respect you show to each other when you are at home must be the same kind of love and respect you must have when you are outside. You might be doing different things, but you are still the same person.
Admit your mistakes
It is easy for fights to escalate when no one admits mistake. When you know that you are wrong, be humble enough to admit it. You can move forward easily when you acknowledge your fault and make amends. When you are in a different country, you only have each other. There is no time for personal insults and attacks. They are not going to help you.
Even if you have planned everything out, you will most likely end up fighting as the travel commences. It is normal for you to fight. It is how you handle the situation that makes the difference. If you really love each other, this trip must bring out the best in you and not the other way around.
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