All couples need to reconnect with each other from time to time. It is just so easy to get swept away by the hustle and bustle, children's schooling and activities, demanding jobs, a busy social calendar and all the things that form part of the fabric of everyday life. Sometimes months go by without having a truly meaningful conversation or spending quality time together. Most couples would agree that spending some time away from friends, family, work and technology give them the opportunity to find themselves and each other again, to remember the romance, and to spend easy and fun time together.
Advantages of Romantic Getaways
Anticipation and excitement: After deciding on a weekend away, organising it can be very exciting. Often, the anticipation is one of the best parts of going away, and finding a place to stay, looking at different locations and planning the logistics around it can be very exhilarating. It also gives you and your partner something to look forward to together, and it is something you can have fun talking about. To make it even more exciting, take care of all the arrangements yourself, and keep the details secret. This gives your partner something to wonder about and adds an air of mystery to the whole escapade.
Reduce stress and improve mental health: It is good for your mind and body to take some time out to rest. It has been proven by studies in the USA that people who take regular breaks or vacations that allow them to relax actually have a lower risk of strokes and heart attacks, than those who don't take time out to enjoy themselves. Taking care of your own and your partner's mental and physical health by getting away from it all for a while is beneficial to both of you! Studies have also proven that women who take frequent breaks are much less likely to suffer from depression, and that regular romantic getaways actually lead to a better quality of life and improved work performance!
Strengthens the structure of a relationship: During a romantic break, couples get to spend quality time together. This means that they are able to communicate in a relaxed and fun environment where they are removed from the normal mundanity of life. A new environment gives them a different perspective on their lives, and often communication improves during and after the vacation.
Better relationships with spouse and children: Women, in particular, spend a lot of time nurturing their children and often their partners take a back seat, especially if both parents work full time. Taking some time out from the kids allows the parents to slow down, relax and recover, and face the family again with renewed energy after a little vacation. A stressed and overburdened parent is no fun for anyone to live with!
Increased work performance: Not being in the office for a few days is always a good thing. It is important that all technology and contact with work is broken during this time to get the maximum benefit. Getting a good rest with your partner refreshes you and brings you back to work again with renewed energy, making your time at work more productive.
Renews intimacy: Spending time with your partner in an intimate setting is just the thing you need to spice up life in the bedroom. Taking the time to be in a wonderful setting and to be romantic together will bring you closer together and re-ignite feelings of intimacy that sometimes fall by the wayside during ordinary life. A romantic, intimate getaway is what every relationship needs – it is a gift that will keep on giving, even when you are back home again.