Travelling is one of the greatest joys in life, of this there is no doubt. Could there be anything better than the unbridled freedom of life on the road; of adventures, challenges, breathtaking moments and self discovery? Well, yes actually. Sharing it all – and not just with anyone. Sharing it all with your significant other; your better half, your jaanu. Whether you’ve been together for 2 days, 2 years or 2 decades, couples who travel together are able to tap into something unique; something that binds them, inextricably, for life.
These couples are easy to spot. 2-week-all-inclusive 5-star-Bahamas couples they are not. Instead we are talking off-the-beaten-track adventurers. Explorers who want everything life throws at them; the ones who have shared joy, laughter, pain, fear and misery. They exude an inimitable, enviable smugness that could only come from such a deep-rooted connection. They perpetually glow, basking in their shared travel glory, and every story begins, “When we were in…”
There are Myriad reasons why couples who travel together stay together…
⦁ You’ll share some pretty unique experiences. Things that only the two of you will know about. Sunrises, crazy journeys, wrong directions, frantic souks, sunsets, that hidden-gem chai shop where you sat for hours…These experiences bind you together. They form the fabric of your life, together. They are your laughter, your memories, your in-jokes. The give you a connection deeper than the average; deeper than a joint mortgage or a shared bank-account.
⦁ You learn the art of compromise. When you travel with someone else, it’s got to be a partnership. If it’s not an equal enterprise, then it just doesn’t work. Couples who travel together learn pretty quickly what one another likes and doesn’t like. Finding balance isn’t always easy, but it is essential. You’re certain to become expert negotiators!
⦁ The best (and the worst!) is yet to come. The most breathtaking, romantic sunset you’ve ever seen? You saw it together. That nasty bout of dysentery? You both had it – and nursed one another through it. The dog bite that rendered him unable to walk for a week? You wiped his tears, cleaned his wound every day and were a figurative and literal shoulder to cry on. When you travel together as a couple, you’re guaranteed to experience the best and the worst of one another. There are dizzying highs that bring out the best in you, and as a consequence, your relationships flourishes. And then there are the lows; the bad days where everything is going wrong. Those days test your strength and resilience, both as an individual, and as a team. In a sense, these can be your best days, too (though usually with the benefit of hindsight!). If you can overcome the lows, you can do just about anything together.
⦁ And in the same vein, you’ll get to know one another intimately. The bad habits, the quirks that drive you crazy and the ones that make you smile – you get to know each other inside out. She snores,he always forgets to flush the toilet. Regardless, you still love and support one another. The annoying little quirks become a comfort.
⦁ You’ve found your biggest supporter. The person who keeps you motivated to want more out of life. It’s often too easy to get stuck in a relationship-rut. The honeymoon period is over, and you’re all about work, box-set bingeing and routines. Life becomes…mundane. But for the couple who travels together, life is never mundane. It’s always fresh, exciting and invigorating. There’s always a new adventures to plan – and old ones to reminisce about. Even the seemingly dull or perfunctory tasks on the road take on a different light; they become a joyous shared experience. Cooking together using weird and wonderful ingredients found in the local market, or doing your laundry with the locals at a river…
⦁ You learn the importance of space. Relationships can sometimes be claustrophobic. And that’s only natural – you want to share everything; to spend every waking moment together. Life on the road is no different – in fact, in can exacerbate the claustrophobia at times. In a sense, you are forced in to spending 24/7 together. When you’re at home, you have your independence – a job, responsibilities, individual hobbies, friends. You are afforded a breathing space from you significant other than comes naturally, borne out of circumstance, rather than want. Life on the road can be an altogether different matter – you eat together, journey together, sleep together, explore together – and sometimes it can get too much. Couples who travel together learn the importance of having , mindful, respectful space, away from one another. Learning when your partner needs some alone time – be it for a few hours or a few days – is a sign of a mature, healthy relationship. Allowing you partner time for personal growth and reflection will only stand to strengthen your bond.
⦁ Jealousy is so passe. You meet a lot of people while travelling – often whether you want to or not! And just because you’re travelling as a two, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t mingle. The friends you make while travelling can often be some of the most important in your life, however fleeting your meeting. Couples who travel together are free of the shackles of jealousy – in fact, they actively encourage new friendships along the way.
Travelling is microcosmic – a bubble. And there is nothing more intimate or satisfying than finding someone who you actively want inside of your bubble. You are no longer just a couple, but a team. A unit, built on unflappable trust, mutual respect and understanding. If your relationship can survive the whirlwind that is travelling together, than you can do absolutely anything – together.
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