- 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.