The time has finally arrived! You and your significant other are ready to venture out into new horizons and conquer endless possibilities through traveling. Going on a vacation together can either reinforce or debilitate your relationship. Below are a list of problems you may encounter along with solutions that may resolve those issues and encourage success on your first born adventure.
Problem #1: “I don’t want to do that!”
You have to be conscious now and understand that you aren’t on this vacation alone. This means you have to factor in what your other half may want to do. You may want to visit an exciting attraction or explore the new territory while they might want a more quiet and relaxing experience. This is where your journey may be difficult. You may ask yourself, “How can I do what I want to do without seeming rude and inconsiderate?” Here are two solutions that may help this problem.
Solution: Step 1: Come to a compromise
You and your partner are on a vacation, a time where true colors are shown. This is the time where all of you family and friends are left behind and it is just the two of you, nobody else to run to. This is the ultimate game of chess, the right move relies on you. If your significant other is combative to your ideas and desires to do something else on vacation then you should show that your are willing to come to an agreement. Agree to do something that they want to do if they participate in an activity that you desire to do. After you have worked out the minor glitch of a dilemma as a mature couple, you can move on to the second step.
Step 2: Manage your time
Now you have both agreed what activities you will participate in, it may be helpful to develop an itinerary. This way you can map out your schedules so that both of your plans are incorporated and completed without any ones getting left out.
It may seem farfetched if the whole purpose of your vacation might be to escape the daily mundane of routines and schedules. However, devising a mini routine and mapping out your goals for the duration of your trip will help you accomplish both parties activities and get the most out of your time.
Problem #2: Bathroom issues
Going on vacation together is like a trial run to the concept of living together. If you aren’t living together prior to your vacation then begin to mentally prepare yourself. A vacation together means you will be under one roof or in many cases, a hotel room. You will be in a confined area that consists of yourself, her/him accompanied by their emotions, possible natural factors like menstruation, unwelcome sicknesses, and the dreaded reality of one bathroom.
“What if I or he/she get diarrhea?” Another question might be, What if I or she has her period?’ You are on a vacation but these unfortunate circumstances have arrived and you have only one bathroom.
Well, there really is no prediction to how your significant other handles those natural circumstances, however this is a perfect test that will determine if your other half is a keeper or not. If your partner handles any of these situations respectfully and maturely and went above and beyond to help you in your time of need, then they have survived and passed the test! If you had doubts about moving in with your partner before, then a vacation experience will be a good wake up call that may help you with your decision of being roommates.
Problem # 3: Foreign air is making me feel lusty
Depending on where your vacation destination is you may encounter exotic islands with exotic traditions such as going nude. This is also another test of your relationships durability. When you are vacationing to foreign lands or new territories in general, you may notice many more attractive people then you are used to. It sounds odd, but it is true. What makes it worse is that you may be in the presence of a nude beach and can’t help your wandering eye from surfacing on somebody else’s goods.
You may be thinking,”The solution is simple, don’t go to a nude beach! Regardless of the fact if nude beaches are present or not or there may be more attractive people around then you are used to. So ultimately the solution lies within yourself. Be confident and strong enough to control your urges of scoping out your “surroundings” for the sake of your relationship. Again this is another factor that may strengthen or disintegrate your relationship.
Advantage of a first time vacation together as a couple
Aside from the possible problems that can occur on your journey there are also advantages. You will learn new things about your partner and the experiences you have together will enhance both of your characters. You can also use the first time vacation as an outlet of experiencing other first time experiences together. Trying something new together for the first time will introduce an aspect of boldness and risk and may encourage a relationship to emerge into new heights.
Vacationing is about fun, although if you go on it with your partner for the first time it may seem like constant tests. If you are willing to make sacrifices and experience everything including the possible bad times on your vacation, then obviously that person you wish to take with you is very special. If that person is that special to you, then there should be no reason you can’t overcome those problems I mentioned above. Your vacation will not only be an adventure to new lands, but it will also be a journey to each others hearts..