s a couple, you simply just “clicked”, right? You clicked with the enthusiasm of a Net-A-Porter sale. OMG, there’s all this stuff you had in common – both of you liked vintage Mariah Carey, double denim and The Walking Dead! #meanttobe. It’s all ticketyboo and peachy keen in your relationship at present, so why would that first trip away together be any different?
Well, for a start, that freaky hotel room sex is going to be offset by the fact that you are going to be together 24/7. And it’s not just for a loved-up long weekend. We’re talking like a work week with absolutely no breaks. Now, we’re not trying to be negative. In fact, just the opposite. If you have the following conversations before you leave, you can make your trip one to remember for all the right reasons. stress levels rise with every minute your beloved dawdles with choosing what goes into his luggage, tackling last-minute emails or even a random “Wait, I just remembered I had to...” decisions, it’s probably best to lay out your hyperventilating cards on the table at least a few days beforehand and clearly indicating your preference. Remember, this is the start of the holiday. You want it to be positive. if he counts shopping as a leisure activity). Some of us guys actually do. Either way, the important thing to realise is that just because you spend an afternoon or two doing something you want to do alone doesn’t mean your relationship is somehow flawed or that the holiday is subpar.
It’s just the opposite actually. By learning to be separate, you’re learning how to be a wholly functional couple.