You’re both working, maybe shuffling kids around to sports and school events. It’s easy to operate on automatic pilot and feel like you don’t have time for each other.
Taking vacation together is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with each other. A time when you get a break from the obligations and responsibilities of everyday life.
Getting away from it all allows you to focus on what matters most. Each other.
How does traveling as a couple strengthen your bond?
It gives you quality time to simply be with each other. Time that’s harder to find when you’re home focused on your to do list and all your daily responsibilities.
When you travel together you get to escape from the stressors of your everyday life. Having quality time together allows you to reconnect and focus on just being a couple again. In the busy pace of our lives today it’s easy to put our relationship on the back burner.
You get to see a different side of your partner. The side that you fell in love with. Perhaps the fun, playful, romantic, relaxed side that isn’t as obvious when you’re in your day to day life. Seeing each other in this light brings you back to knowing exactly why you fell in love in the first place. It can spark romance and intimacy and a deep appreciation for your life together.
Working as a team in your relationship is so important. There’s no better place to strengthen this skill than when you’re traveling together. You’re in a foreign place just the two of you and you have to rely on each other. It requires open communication, negotiation and supporting each other along the way if problems arise. The added benefit is you bring this renewed sense of partnership and teamwork home with you.
You create shared memories together that you can reminisce and talk about and even draw upon to lift you up when you hit a rough patch. Memories that only the two of you share. Having these shared experiences, where you strengthen your bond, work on communication and negotiation skills, reconnect with yourselves as a couple, strengthens your relationship overall.
When you travel together you give a gift to your relationship.