Have you been feeling as if you’re stuck in a rut? Every single day of your life, you get up and do the same old thing, over and over again. Your days start to blend. You lose all notion of time and are just overwhelmed by the nothingness going on in your romantic life.
Your marriage has fallen victim to the mundane routine of drinking an insipid cup of coffee together every morning, dropping the kids off at school, working a crappy 9-5 job, and going to sleep. It’s very easy to fall into this habit because, at the end of the day, this is ‘functional’ for your family.
But, how can one lead a fulfilled life like this? How can a marriage survive the burden of being fastened to a routine that leaves no space for creativity, wonder, and joy?
It’s time to wake up and smell the roses.
Believe it or not, romantic getaways are a great way of reconnecting with your partner. Here’s how traveling with your partner can save your marriage in the long run.
Reconnect with One Another
Instead of being glued to Netflix all night and rewatching Grey’s Anatomy for the 100th time, you are exploring the world together and spending much-needed quality time. And please, leave your children at home.
You need this alone time to help you reconnect with one another. Unfortunately, although you love each other, the years have left you feeling like you don’t truly know each other anymore.
But, since you are forcing yourselves out of your routine, you can engage in stimulating conversations and get to know each other again, and explore your newfound interests.
Sometimes, the silence between a couple is due to a lack of communication. You allow yourselves to fall into this boring life out of fear of speaking about issues within your relationship.
Remember, it is normal to have disagreements in a marriage, but how we decide to approach them determines our fate.
Use this time to address these issues and set goals for your relationship. Set up a game plan to prevent you from falling into this rut again.
Plan to allocate a special night out once a month. Set the goal to go on a getaway at least twice a year. It doesn’t always have to be a lavish vacation, either. You can have a staycation in your hometown or go to a city 45 minutes away, so finances don’t hinder you from time alone.
Hope for the Future
Going on a romantic getaway is filled with the excitement of travel. The anticipation of going to an unknown place or sitting by the pool together while sipping margaritas at a local resort will reintroduce the spirit of love and hope into your marriage.
Since travel allows you to disconnect and recharge, you and your partner will be able to truly enjoy yourselves without a care in the world. Seeing how you can have fun together gives you hope for the future and your marriage.
Pull out your notepad, start writing down all the romantic getaways you want to go with your partner, and watch your marriage transform itself.