Last week I introduced the idea of getting to know your partner through traveling. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain insight into their true personality, preparation skills and the way they react to bumps in the road. I must stress, this is not a chance to put your relationship to the test, but to learn more about one another and your compatibility.
Traveling with your partner is a big step in your relationship, so it’s important to evaluate whether or not you and your partner are ready for a baecation. If you are certain that you are both ready to step away from your everyday life together here are 3 more ways traveling can help you get to know one another.
There are a lot of decisions to be made and a few problems to solve while preparing for a trip. From choosing your destination to finding affordable prices to suit both of your budgets, compromises have to be made. And the way you both handle these decisions can be an eye-opener. Loving, long-lasting relationships are built on a foundation of teamwork and support. This is a chance to work together towards building a fun and exciting trip and keeping up good vibes going. And if you things didn’t turn out the way you planned, it’s not necessarily time to call it quits. You both can have an open dialogue where each of you shares your point of view and talk it out.
Talk it Up
Speaking of talking, there will be a lot of that going on. And if there isn’t—this may be a warning sign. Layovers, long flights, and breakfast in your hotel bed calls for hours of chatting it up. This is a fun time to get to know one another on an even deeper level, outside of your comfort zones. Speaking candidly about future goals, telling stories about past travels and adventures, laughing over funny moments on the trip—sounds exciting, doesn’t it? That’s because it is! It’s an exciting opportunity to fall even more in love or like with your partner.
Get to the Tough Questions
In addition to sharing funny stories, you also have the opportunity to ask questions you’ve had bottled up for the past few months. You don’t have to turn on the interrogation lights or anything but you can dig into a deeper discussion. You can either ask right out or open up about a relevant experience and ask him to follow suit. If you both are working towards building a life together, it will be necessary to address some serious question about family, work, living arrangements, relationship history and more.
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