Going on vacation with anyone can present its own little challenges, but when you’re stealing away with your significant other, the bumps in the proverbial (or literal!) road might be something more than just a silly lovers’ quarrel. CNN.com reports that a trip with your honey can reveal secret clues to your partnership’s future:
“Your first trip will not only reveal your compatibility as a dating couple, but ultimately how you will relate as a married couple,” said Allison Pescosolido, co-founder of counseling service Divorce Detox in Santa Monica, California. “Traveling can be seen as a mini-test to see how your relationship works when you are together 24-7 and dealing with unpredictable circumstances.”‘
No pressure, though! So what should couples who are taking the travel plunge together be on the lookout for?
When traveling early in the relationship, she suggests a few key questions to ask yourself: Does your partner want to do the same things you do or trade off your choices with his choices? Does she roll with unexpected delays or does she complain when your plans go awry? Does he treat hotel and restaurant staff with respect or does he have temper tantrums? Does he spend more time saving money than having fun?
People who crumble under the pressure of a vacation may exhibit that same behavior at home.
Good to know. And if you’re single, congratulations! You can enjoy that beachside hammock and piña colada in peace — or with an equally swingin’ single girlfriend.
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