Having kids is a beautiful and rewarding experience. The only problem with being a parent all the time is that you start to see your partner as “Dad” or “Mum” instead of husband and wife. You need to focus on your relationship in order to have a healthy relationship. To do that, you need to continue to put effort into your relationship as a couple. This applies to nuclear, and non-traditional families alike. You need to put the effort into the romance in order to have that romance continue. Your children won’t always be children, after all, and you have the rest of your lives together after your children move out and have children of their own. A grownup getaway is the answer!
One of the best ways to reignite the spark is to travel, and here is how to make the most of it:
- Ensure the Kids Will Be Okay
The first thing that you need to do before you even get on your plane is ensure that your kids will be okay. This means having someone you trust, like your parents, to take care of them in their own home. It means organising for them to do fun things like go to the aquarium while you are away so that they won’t feel like they are missing out. Doing this is for you, and for them.
- Try New Things While Abroad
Once you are away on your trip, it’s time to experience new things. That is because learning together is one of the best ways to reconnect with your partner. It is how you break out of your old habits, because you are in an entirely new environment in a new situation.
- Invigorate Your Senses
Taste and smell are often underappreciated, which is why, when you are away on your trip, you should indulge. Go to the best-rated restaurants, drink a variety of flavoured drinks, even see what flavours this vape company offers to make your retreat complete. (If you smoke that it is). Take a step away from the ordinary to truly make new experiences and memories.
- Phone Policy
While you need to stay in contact in the case of emergencies and for a nightly good-night routine for your kids, you need to have a phone policy. It can be easy to hide in the digital world, but you need to be present and there in order to rekindle your romance.
- Putting the Romance into Travel
Dress up like every day is a date. Go dancing. Go on dates. Pretend like you are on your first date. Romance is the effort we put into wooing our partner. Make a pact that for this trip, you and your partner will put effort into looking nice, into flirting, and otherwise into being just you and them, not Mum and Dad.
Travelling is the perfect way to have a romantic getaway that your relationship needs. It is how you can rediscover each other, and how you can reignite the spark. It is how you can remember who you are in your relationship, outside of being parents. Do this frequently and your relationship will stay strong throughout the years, meaning you’ll be able to provide a stable, loving environment at home for your children.