If you have never thought of a romantic getaway with your spouse, then its time you do so. Otherwise, your relationship is losing a lot. Of course, a holiday with extended family, kids, friends or even workmates is fun but there is something special when it’s just the two of you exploring new adventures. You could be thinking your partner is a boring person to be around simply because you haven’t given love a chance to thrive. Amidst all the responsibilities, busy schedules and daily chores, it’s easier to forget about romance and making your spouse feel special. But this is not how it should be. Just the same way you invest in other materialistic things, it is the same way you should invest in love and romance. Your spouse is an important person in your life. You need to appreciate them.
Maybe things in your marriage have been quite dull and boring for some time now. Should you continue to do nothing as they deteriorate while there is something you can do to bring back the love that brought you together? Well, if you really want to rekindle love and bring back the spark your relationship had long before you got married and babies came, then its time you start planning for a vacation. After all, the love between you two is what keeps you going even when things get tougher. So, if the idea of a perfect romantic getaway sounds fantastic to you, this article is meant for you.
Tips to plan an unforgettable romantic getaway
Taking time away from the routine could be the exact remedy your marriage needs. Spending time together in a beautiful place can create an opportunity for you and your spouse to reconnect. If you want to take your relationship to the next level, here are tips to help you make the necessary plans.
Consult your partner
Consulting your partner doesn’t necessarily mean you won’t be able to surprise them if that’s your intension. It means you will get an idea of the places they would love to visit and how they envision a romantic vacation.
If you are both deciding on the places to go to and for how long, give your partner enough time to make the decision. Make sure you listen to each other about the goal of this particular vacation. Be as specific as you can and don’t be tempted to change once you are out there. Your partner’s needs and wants must be met if the vacation is going to be meaningful to them. Remember to discuss your individual expectations of the trip ahead. In other words, let your partner know what you expect to feel about yourself and your partner once the vacation is over. Don’t lie to your partner you just want to have fun while in the real sense, you want them to open up to over certain issues. To achieve the desired results, be frank and let your partner know why you think a vacation is important to the two of you.
Create the itinerary
A well-planned vacation is likely to be more successful than a poorly arranged one. If you want to have a memorable vacation, make the itinerary together. Be ready to sacrifice even if it’s just for a few things to make your partner happy. Most probably they will notice it and do the same for you. Choose a destination with things that make both of you happy. You can even choose the place he proposed or the place you went on your first date. If it’s a new place, then do enough research to find out if it’s going to be a nice place for you. In short, a place that both of you envy would be perfect.
Again, don’t create a super busy itinerary. Remember you chose to go on a vacation to spend time with each other. If you make your days too busy, you may not have enough time to enjoy each other’s company. You will focus more on busy schedules and tend to forget why you are there in the first place. Instead, plan for just a few activities that won’t take a toll on you. If you can, make it a relaxing experience and just get cosy with each other. If you do this, higher chances are, you will remember those moments for years to come.
Free yourself from your usual responsibilities
Heading out to go on a vacation and truly going on a vacation are two different things. The worst thing you can do as a couple is to plan for a romantic getaway but fail free yourselves from the roles you play back at home and workplaces. If you have a business, have someone to answer emails and run the business while you are away. If this is not possible, then you can close it for the few days you will be away. If you have kids, arrange for a nanny to take care of them. Also, inform a friend or a relative about your plans so that he/she can be checking up on them in your absence. Knowing there is someone who is taking care of things back at home and work can make you relax. This way, it will be easier for you to forget the role of a mother, father, sibling, workmate and instead bring out the lover you are.
A vacation is an amazing time to get to have a good time with your partner. It creates a special moment where you get to spend time with someone special to you. Vacations present a chance to solely focus on you both. Something difficult to happen while at home. However, don’t place too many expectations. A one-time vacation cannot be the sole answer to all your marital issues. It should just be the beginning as you plan to this more often. If you are dealing with serious marital problems, even the most phenomenal vacation won’t mend things. Serious relationship issues should be handled in therapy sessions. Only go on a vacation if you are looking to enhance romance and connect better with your spouse.