Can Traveling Without Your Significant Other Actually Strengthen Your Relationship?

Would you be OK with your significant other traveling with his/her friends, not you? Would you travel without your main squeeze? Some couples might have an issue with their significant other flying off to another state for a weekend, or longer, without them, but a trip with friends can be advantageous to you and your partner.
Michael just got back from a weekend out-of-state with a few close friends. They rented a cabin in mountains and toured local breweries, barbecued and played cards. I’m sure there was way too much sports talk and friendly ribbing. He returned with a few new memories and lots of funny, new stories. I can’t help but be happy for him when he gets to travel … and I know the feeling is mutual.
Girls Weekend in Breckenridge, Colorado
From where we stand, we can see lots of value from time spent apart. We also see the positives of time spent with our closest friends. Here are a few benefits of taking “girls only” or “guys only” trips without your regular travel partner:
  • Trust – traveling separately proves our explicit trust of one another. It’s the foundation of all relationships, and not just the romantic kind. Learn to trust your partner and encourage time apart – even if it’s far away.
  • Affection – “Distance makes the heart grow fonder” Enough said!
  • Happiness– I don’t know about you, but I always seem to come back from travel happy. Who doesn’t want happiness for those they love the most?
  • Appreciation – Each member of a relationship has different roles they play. When a piece of the puzzle (you) is missing, your significant other gains more appreciation for you. For example, Mike does not want to eat any more tired sandwiches or plain chicken for dinner by the time I get home. Likewise, I am sick of bringing in the recycling bins and taking out the garbage upon his return. In other words, we each play a part in running our day to day lives and being apart intensifies this. Being apart helps you appreciate just how much your loved one does and how well you really do work together.

Let’s get one thing straight. Mike is my absolute favorite travel partner (and the feeling is reciprocated, right honey?). By mixing it up once in a while , you will see how fun and worthwhile traveling without your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife is. You should encourage your special someone to travel without you because who knows, it could actually bring you closer together.

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4 thoughts on “Can Traveling Without Your Significant Other Actually Strengthen Your Relationship?

  1. Lindsay K

    I agree! I think that it important that couple maintain a little piece of their own world and travelling apart is a great way to do that. With friends so busy, it seems like those opportunities are pretty few anyway, so why pass them up?

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