5 TIPS to keep your relationship healthy
Written by Lea
When on the road, it might happen you’ll be with your partner 24/7. Romantic or dangerous? Well, it’s tricky. After waking up in the same bed in the morning with him/her in a strange country, eating delicious hostel breakfast with him/her, go on the trip with him/her….spending all day, two, three with him/her, a week, two three…even more. It can have an impact and it will. Unless you will provide your partner and yourself with some “space” and stick to simple rules, so you can enjoy your trip without bad arguments and unnecessary tension.
1.GIVE HIM (AND YOURSELF) SPACE
I mean, yeah, in the bed, as well. Don’t take 3/4 of the mattress for yourself, but what I mean is not be together all the time. Find activities you might enjoy, tell you partner about your ideas and take your 3-4 hours, or even a day for yourself. I went shopping in Istanbul when he stayed in the bed resting, for example. Tell him where do you, when you will come and how can he reach you in any case. When you’re in a foreign country, do not “disappear” just like that.
(THAILAND, MAYA BAY)
2. MAKE NEW FRIENDSHIPS
Traveling in two doesn’t really mean traveling only in two. You always meet new fellows and adventurers like you, so do keep in touch, be open, make new connections, friendships, keep the phone numbers, Facebook accounts… It’s always beautiful feeling finding only yourself with your love in a hostel room somewhere in Thailand after all day talking with different people, you’ll definitely enjoy each other’s company much more.
(THAILAND, KRABI, in the local “bus” we met a very nice gay couple from Germany/Turkey)
3. BE SPONTANEOUS
When I was working for Victoria’s Secret in Sri Lanka, I suddenly found out everybody in the office go on Christmass holiday and that nobody will fit on me. We had two weeks, no plans and being surrounded by beautiful asian countries. I proposed pre-wedding trip in the morning and during the lunch we have been already searching for the best guidbook for Thailand in local bookstore with airtickets in our mailbox. Crazy decisions will bring you closer, and the memories will last.
(THAILAND, near BANGKOK)
4. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Take care of yourself, be in shape, work out, eat clean, buy that hot bikini and put some nice lipstick. Be the best of yourself! Even you are together for ages, your calm inner you along with your appearance is the best you can do for your relationship. If you will feel sexi, you will be sexi and vice versa. And he will be just crazy about you.
(SRI LANKA, HIKKADUWA)
5. INVEST INTO GOOD FOOD IN NICE PLACES
You can have a nice breakfast included to your room booking in your hostel, you may buy food in a supermarket and cook it in your bungalow, BUT think also about a dinner in some nice place when on your journey. From time to time, after that junk food you ate on the stations to cut your budget. Spending on a good food in a special place sound simple but has magical power. Am I right ladies? It doesn’t mean it needs to be expensive, but gentlemen, show your lady you care!
(MOROCCO, CASABLANCA. Popular Rick’s cafe, where the movie Casablanca (1942) was filmed.)