First holidays as a couple can be a big milestone in your relationship. After spending the evenings and lazy weekends together, packing your suitcase is the next step to discovering how well you work as a couple.
It’s extremely important not to rush into a holiday and go one at the right time, not at the first chance of romance as future promises no matter how excited could be premature and sometimes be in vain damaging the relationship. Take a read below as we give the pros and cons of traveling as a couple.
Advanatges of holidaying in relationships Traveling as a couple helps maintain long-term relationships because it gives a couple some time to spend together, to reconnect and to be intimate and romantic. It is often said that couples who travel together are able to build on their relationship, because it enables couples to do new and interesting things together and learn new and interesting things about one another.
Throughout the experiences you've had in your relationship, the new ones you make on vacation tend to forge a stronger bond between the two of you. Being away from the stresses and strains of everyday life frees couples to enjoy each other's company more and throughout the experiences you've had in your relationship, the new ones you make on vacation may forge an even stronger bond between the two of you.
Disadvantages of holidaying in relationships
Apart from holidays being able to improve your relationship there is a disadvantage as to why couples shouldn’t jump into a decision like this too soon.
When on holiday its very likely you see parts of your partner's personality you wouldn't ordinarily see, like seeing how they react under pressure, or in unforeseen events, and how they treat people who are not in your ordinary social circle, all of which are a mark of a person's true character and very important to see but just not on holiday as it will ruin your trip and all because you didn’t know your partner well enough. Money would have been lost and your hopes shattered all while you have to possibly still be around this person.
If you are thinking of going on a holiday early on in your relationship here are some points to consider:
Don’t Rush Into Things - Going on holiday with your partner shouldn’t be a sudden thing it should be done when you are both ready (don’t rush what your not ready for)
Start Small - Start your travels with a weekend away before even considering anything longer. That way you'll have a practice run and will be sure you are ready to commit to more.
Communicate Clearly - Make your expectations and boundaries known allow both your expectations for the trip be known.
The life cycle of a relationship allows for experiences to be made and the ones made while on holiday can forge a stronger bond between the two of you. Just because you've spent some quality time together dose not mean holidaying together will be good for your relationship. A lot of problems may arise because a couple early into their relationship do not know one another well enough to deal with the unique stresses brought on by holiday. So take time there is no rush, you could truly be saving what could genuinely be a beautiful relationship.
Listen To Podcast S3 E5:How Soon Is Too Soon Or Not For You To Go On Holiday With Your Partner?