If you're married, it's extremely important to spend quality time with your spouse. Now, this doesn't mean simply eating dinner with them during the week. It isn't even referring to your weekly hot tub adventures. Get out of your normal “quality time” routine, and head out of town for something a bit more meaningful.
If you've been married to your partner for a long time, or if you're just starting out, taking the time out of your busy schedules to be with each other is key. By taking the time every once in a while for a getaway with your spouse, you're helping to rekindle a potentially withering flame. Even if that “flame” is going strong, you want to keep it that way.
Living together is one thing, but Chatelaine says that traveling is a completely different ball game. When it comes to taking trips, it's inevitable that there will be some stressors. These stressors will include where to park, how to get from point A to point B, and remembering who was supposed to hold onto the room key. If you can get through a trip together, you can get through anything.
When taking a vacation with your significant other, there are a few things you need to do to have a successful trip.
Take a break from your devices.
Telling work that you won't be responding to emails and having your spouse turn their phone on silent will give you both he quality time you need. Forbes says that without the added stressors of what's going on back home, you'll truly be able to enjoy each others company. Now, if you're going to come up with the excuse that you won't be able to take pictures without your phone, you can use your device for that. Just as long as you mute all of your notifications and disable your emails.
Understand you'll be spending a lot of time together.
One of the most important things you can do is understand that you both have your flaws. While spending such close time together during the trip, your flaws are bound to stand out. Let's say you have a problem with “backseat driving” and your spouse isn't really big on asking for directions. As long as you both agree that your flaws won't get in the way of your good time, things will go well. If you personally know of any flaws that might show up unexpectedly during the trip, alert your partner ahead of time so they're aware. If you fear that one of you driving might rock the boat, take a motorcoach instead. Motorcoaches account for 751,000,000 passenger trips taken each year and can take a lot of travel stress off of both of you.
Savor the small things!
My Fitness Pal has the best advice for what you should do on your trip. That advice says that you should savor every moment. At the end of the day, who cares if you got lost and who cares that getting lost took you an extra 40 minutes to get to the destination? Be grateful you had those extra 40 minutes to problem solve with your significant other. Then once you finally get to relaxing, you can sit back and laugh about it!
Don't forget to actually relax.
In tandem with savoring the small things, you should make sure you actually have time to relax. Is there a hot tub in your hotel? Take the time to actually go for a soak! Who knows? It just might encourage you to invest in a hot tub for your home as a small slice of this perfect getaway. Considering a quality hot tub costs $5,000 to $15,000 for a lifetime of relaxation, you just might never leave!
When you're married, it's extremely important to take time to spend with your spouse. Getting out there and exploring new places can really strengthen your relationship. Just as long as you're armed with ways to make the trip successful.