The beginning of the average romantic relationship is usually blissful, carefree and enjoyable. Both people enjoy one another’s company, and they can’t wait to spend time with each other. They make sacrifices to spend quality time together, whether it’s once a week or once a month. However, in some cases, when they begin to have children, everything changes. It becomes more difficult for them to spend time together and quite honestly, neither of them wants to exert the extra energy to make it happen. They must now focus much of their attention on soccer games, school plays and late-night homework sessions. Although people should make time to be involved in their kids’ lives, it should not be at the expense of their relationship with their spouse.
Some may think that a family trip is the answer, but it’s really not. Because the children are still involved, the couple is still barred from spending real quality time together. This is where adult vacations come in. These getaways allow couples to have an enjoyable and carefree time, without being distracted by their little ones. As a disclaimer, this isn’t to bash children or to say they are a hindrance. However, there are times when adults should find time to get away and be by themselves.
Being able to have that alone time with their significant other during adult vacations, gives couples the opportunity to rekindle or reignite the passion and romance they had when they first got together. The good news is that this renewed passion can carry over into their everyday lives, once they finally get back home.
That’s because they will be able to hold on to and refer back to the great time they had, whenever they are going through relational struggles. Sometimes, people just need something to remind them of why they love each other and fell in love in the first place. At times, it’s not just enough to remember the first date or the first kiss. There is also a need for more recent and fresher memories, which can be created during adult vacations.
Some might say it doesn’t take adult vacations to create or maintain romance in a relationship. This may be true in some cases, especially for those without children. On the other hand, there are instances where couples need to just get away and be by themselves in order to create, salvage, or increase the level of romance in their relationships. When this occurs, they are creating an atmosphere where their relationship can prosper.