7. Traveling with family. Traveling with extended family has its pluses, but can ruin a vacation if you're not careful. Cross words often fly when one partner feels obligated to please a relative and the other partner disagrees with the plan. If that happens, let your partner know you understand their feelings and try not to judge them. Keep breathing, discuss the topic rationally and be willing to compromise in a big way. When a person feels heard and understood, he or she is much more likely to hear you, too.
8. Misaligned expectations. Everyone enters a vacation with grand thoughts of how they're going to "feel" both on the trip and when it ends. Talk about those expectations before you step on the plane so you can figure out where your thinking meets up and what adjustments need to be made so you both get the vacation you want. How To Choose The Best Trip For Your Relationship
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9. Money. The root of so many problems doesn't cease to be an issue when you're traveling, in fact it can get worse. Before you book a flight or rent a car, sit down with your sweetie and have a talk about your vacation budget. Do you have the funds outright to take the trip? Are you OK incurring a little debt so you have a great time? Can you agree on what you want to spend, who is paying and what kind of "mad money" you'll have on the road? Talking this through before you go will save hours of headaches when you return and your next credit card bill comes in!
10. Vacation let-down. The sad fact is that all good things come to an end and your vacation will too. Be prepared for the feelings that come up on the trip as you anticipate returning to work, responsibilities, schedules and other people. If you sense your disappointment rising or notice it happening to your partner, take a few minutes to meditate on your surroundings. Yes, you do have to go home. But for this moment, you're still in paradise. 8 Travel Spots For Opposites
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While every vacation has its ups and downs, most of the downs are avoidable. Keep a sense of humor and lots of hugs handy for your trip. These two ingredients will help you avoid (or at least cut short!) any issues that may arise. And remember, you're on vacation; have FUN!