Managing expectations before a trip helps couples and families keep away stress and disappointment.
Imagine this scenario. You've waited months for your vacation, you've spent thousands of dollars for your special trip and halfway through your trip you realize you've made a big mistake. What started out as an escape from your busy and stressful life has turned into a complete waste of time and money. Maybe your kids ruled the day, you had no time for yourself or the "intimacy" you were craving with your spouse was lost before you even boarded the plane.
YourTango Experts tell us how to rekindle a relationship while on vacation.
With summer quickly heating up, many people are thinking about vacation. And with good reasons, between the long winter and our increasingly hectic lives, for many of us, the premium that we place on planning and enjoying our precious time off is something we live for.
Why not plan your next romantic getaway to one of these under the radar destinations?
It's no secret that places like Paris and Rome rank high on the romance scale. Looking for somewhere truly exotic to get away to? Whether you need some serious snuggle time in the sunshine of the southern hemisphere, or the adrenaline rush of a foreign city, look no further. Let the romance potential of these far-flung destinations lull you and your partner back into love.
Important Lessons You Learn During A Romantic Getaway
’Tis the season for romantic getaways to tropical islands and European castles. In celebration, here's a list of the top 5 things couples can learn during vacations together:
1. We all poo. Yes, gentlemen ... it's true. Even girls do the Number 2. Vacations are the perfect time to have this talk, if you haven't already. During our first vacation to Jamaica, my boyfriend prefaced the bathroom talk with something like this:
Cox and her rumored flame hit the beach for a little getaway with the actress' daughter, Coco.
Might a love triangle be heating up the set of Cougar Town? Courteney Cox was caught frolicking in the Caribbean sun with her co-star, Josh Hopkins, on Tuesday. Although the two have spent time in tropical locations for the series, Cox's publicist said this little getaway was all about relaxation with no work involved.
Planning a vacation without the kids was the opposite of relaxing.
We're currently living on the edge of a new pregnancy, and the tension this involves has us virtually climbing the walls. Our relaxation solution? Plan an adults-only trip for our five-year anniversary. We're thrilled at the prospect of having some time together, but just planning this trip around work, childcare and our finances is eventful in itself. Parenting really is, and always will be, living on the edge of chaos.
Whether you leave or get left behind, here's some advice to make sure your reunion is sweet.
"Lovesick" doesn’t just mean crying so hard after you have been dumped that you barf on your bed sheets. (Although, girl, I have been there. True story.) You can also be lovesick when you’re so engulfed in love for another person that being away from them makes you feel ill.
Getting away from the city helped my wife and I find our parenting balance.
We try to keep our life simple in the city. We don't have a car. We only work part-time. And we stretch out that generous Swedish parental leave. Yet still, modern life is modern life. We have jobs, a toddler to get to daycare and a baby to feed. We have laundry to do, dinner to cook and a tiny apartment that never stays clean. We do fine with this, but my wife and I have different parenting styles. The kids have their needs. The volume gets a little high. We feel too busy, too connected, too distracted.
How to improve your dating life by acting more like you're on vacation.
A few years ago, I stumbled out of a tent camp into the heat of the South Asian jungle, wearing somebody else's tuxedo jacket and the residual perfume of a gorgeous young stranger. Over the course of the preceding few days, I'd charmed this girl by being strangely confident, relaxed and laid back. Basically, I had become a better, bizarro version of myself.