The marriage compatibility paper test my wife and I took before our wedding was verified by what we learned on our first vacation together. If you are considering a vacation with a significant other for the first time, what we learned just might help in your relationship survival. Listed here are the major factors that are considered crucial on the paper testing that came alive in a big way on our real life vacation. In case you are curious, we are still living happily ever after many years of wonderful vacations.
A very important factor in relationship testing is money. We did not rate a great score on our paper test, but there was no argument about money this vacation. Our first vacation was our honeymoon, and Hawaii is the honeymoon capital of the world so this was a mutual agreement.
A recommended travel agent found a good deal, and we both love finding bargains. Knowing we did not waste money by comparing prices brought us a bit closer together. I wanted to see Maui plus an additional island, but in order to avoid conflict, agreed to one location. I learned on this first vacation that compromising like this can be a wise decision.
We had a relative give us advice on where to stay. Families can be a problem in relationships, and this first vacation taught me a good lesson about that. Some relatives or friends can be very insistent, so learn to listen to advice but discuss what you like as a couple.
We saved a lot of money on the high cost of Hawaii food because this relative told us about a food court where the locals go and prices are reasonable. However, a happy couple grows closer by splurging at a romantic restaurant. We learned to do that.
We scored 100% on our paper test on the values category, which was rated most important in a relationship. Values mean you have set standards and know what you want. We both believe in having a good life but not an extravagant one, and this first vacation revealed travel is important to us.
Having a nice $100 per night hotel instead of luxury at $300 lets us enjoy travel more, yet we avoid $40 hostels. Our first vacation we passed the relationship survival test, and I hope these ideas and tips work for you.