Most people would consider traveling with a partner as their goal. It is exciting, fun and of course, romantic. The moment you see couples posting lovely photos on Instagram, you might just want to die in envy.
Although everything looks fine in photos, the truth is that they have gone through a lot together during the trip. In fact, some couples end up splitting just because they have failed to nurture their relationship while traveling. In contrary, the trip brought out the worse in them and has made them see each other’s true colors.
This does not mean though you should not travel as a couple anymore. It is still a good way to nourish your relationship and grow together. There are certain things that you can do to ensure the relationship stays strong despite the challenges that would come along the way.
Find out what your strengths and weaknesses are
While traveling, you will realize that you are opposite in many ways. Instead of fighting about it, use it to your advantage. Perhaps, one of you is better in booking tickets and hotel accommodations. The other one is better in using maps or in locating places. It means you divide the tasks so you can handle things better while traveling.
Laugh when things don’t go as planned
Sometimes, things can be heated. This is true when the place you want to visit is closed after spending several hours searching for it. It could also be a problem in regards to your hotel reservation. If you encounter these tense moments, take a deep breath and relax. Find other things to do and look for alternatives. Most of all, don’t let the experience affect your relationship. You should smile and continue with the trip. Learn how to laugh not just during the good times, but also during the bad. You will surely face more in the future if you decide to take the relationship to another level.
Be honest with each other
There are reasons why you are not in the mood while traveling. You have to tell your partner about it so that the partner can understand. Being moody and staying silent throughout the trip without saying the reason could make the relationship worse. This is why you need to say when you are sick, hungry, tired or irritated. For women who are menstruating, you also have to be open about it so you won’t be forced to walk long distances or do difficult activities.
Cherish each moment
You don’t have to be in a special place to be romantic with each other. Even when you are lost on the streets, you can still find a way to express how much you love each other. You can also make surprises by doing things that are unplanned.
Again, traveling together can be fun, but it can also end relationships. You need to know how to survive the struggles along the way. In the end, you will come out as better people and you can face more difficult challenges in your relationship soon.
Featured and 1st image from https://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-blogs/keeping-the-relationship-spark-alive/
2nd image from http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/relationship-fights/