We always think that once we get into a relationship traveling together is a necessity, but this isn’t actually true. The truth is that traveling alone is not just for single people and can help to make relationships stronger. So, here are a few reasons why traveling alone is good for a relationship.
You get to do what you want to do…
Being in a relationship doesn’t always mean sharing the same interests and this can be a hassle when going to new places together. If you’re an athletic person you may want to visit places while traveling that require things like hiking, cycling, or loads of walking. If your partner does not like this, you’ll either have to drag them along with you and have them skip out on the things they want to do, or you’ll have to give up what you want to do for their sake. When you travel alone, this doesn’t have to be the case. You can do whatever you want to do without guilt or without begging your partner to come with you.
… and in your own time
Some people love to spend their holiday waking up late and lounging around by the hotel’s pool. Other people like to wake up early and use the day to explore the place they’re visiting. When alone, we can decide when to wake up and how long we want to relax. You can even decide this based on your mood. With a partner, if things have already been planned, then you feel obligated to do them – even if you woke up and don’t feel so great. But when alone, if you wake up and you aren’t in the mood to do what you have planned, you can easily switch it up and spend the day with room service while watching television.
It pushes you out of your comfort zone
The hard truth is that sometimes we stagnate when were in a relationship. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to be comfortable with your partner but sometimes it means not pushing yourself to evolve as a person. When facing challenges alone, we get put out of our comfort zone. Whether this means that we have to make friends with the person sitting next to us on the plane ride there or having to learn a new language to communicate with others. Learning these new skills that will let you evolve and grow as a person.
You’ll grow closer to your partner
This can be true whether the traveling goes good or bad. This is because if the traveling goes well, you will come back refreshed and excited for life. You’ll be super excited to tell your partner all about the new things you have learnt. You’re also be ecstatic to see your partner as some time away means you both will be missing each other a lot. This makes it even better when you finally see each other again. On the other hand, if traveling goes awful, you’ll be so glad to go home to your partner and you can vent to them about all the bad experiences. You will even miss them more when things are going wrong during the trip.
So, if travelling alone means doing what you want, when you want, being able to do things based on how you feel, and being incredibly excited to reunite with your partner – then it’s a win-win situation!