Do you want to know if your relationship is going to be forever? This is not a new advice, but it is wise: go ahead and travel with your partner to have the definitive proof of true love.
Here’s a secret. If you’re not an ideal travel companion, that’s fine. There is no rule that says you must travel with your partner, although if you are like most people, you surely have in your plans to enjoy a romantic vacation with your loved one.
But the point of traveling with your partner for the first time is not to ensure that you are or is the perfect travel companion, but rather to give yourself the opportunity to get to know each other in a wide range of situations.
It is not so much about the journey itself but about discovering who they are and how they act in certain situations that only occur when you are 24/7 with the other outside of your comfort zone.
Traveling with your partner will bring out some of your best and worst qualities, as will your partner’s, and there’s no better testing ground than a long road trip, a delayed flight, or a language barrier.
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Traveling with someone will teach you a lot of patience
Patience is definitely a skill that can be developed and honed, but it doesn’t come naturally to all of us.
However, traveling requires a lot of patience if you want to have a pleasant trip. Not only will long sections of transportation need to be addressed, but most of the time they will experience delays and cancellations.
How does your partner react in these situations?
If he or she wails and complains incessantly … well, we hate to tell you it’s going to be a long journey (and a long life!) Of course, don’t resist the first sign of impatience. Some elements of the trip are inherently stressful, and your partner is only human.
Give them the freedom and acceptance to vent their frustrations, since surely you want to do it too. This is perfectly normal. But if you start to see a pattern of excessive whining, consider a gentle reminder that life is short and some circumstances are out of your control. A self-conscious partner committed to being a better person will likely try to moderate some of this behavior… if only for your good.
You deal with the unknown
In general, a short road trip in your home country is not a huge leap out of your comfort zone, but it may be necessary to travel to another country, especially if one or both of you are first-time travelers.
First of all, what an adventure! If you can embark on an international trip with your partner, this is a rare and beautiful gem. This is also a great opportunity to see how you deal with the unknown.
How open-minded is your partner?
Will they dare to jump from a parachute like you? Will you try to use some foreign phrases with the locals? Is it easy for you to adapt to another place?
It’s great if you’re on the same page from the start, but a more adventurous and daring companion can also help lift a shy soul out of its shell.
Similarly, a more reserved partner might keep the most reckless in check. It’s about balance. You may feel encouraged to try many different things, but when it comes to dealing with stressful situations such as:
- Some theft (as has already happened to us)
- Canceled flights
- Long waits at the airport
- Some tour that did not go as expected
You should be a witness of growth in your partner, no matter how small
Traveling is a GREAT way to grow, and together you can see each other become better people. This is how it should be anyway.
Travel should bring out the best in you at least 85% of the time. (That’s our own made-up statistic, for the record.)
Temperaments show their ugly and beautiful faces
Is your boyfriend or girlfriend an extrovert or an introvert?
By traveling with your partner you are about to discover how he behaves in the last test of true love. These differences in temperament can provide a wonderful balance between partners, and can be the basis for saying that opposites attract.
Extraversion and introversion are not merely about how social a person is, although that may be part of it. Rather, they are concerned with how an individual gains or loses energy.
Travel and adventure require significant energy production. As you explore New York in the summer with your partner, for example, this busy and colorful city can seem to both invigorate one and exhaust the other.
Introverts are often affected by sensory overload and can begin to feel overwhelmed by hordes of people, noises, and activity. Most extroverts, however, will seem increasingly enthusiastic as the day progresses, seemingly electrified by the crowd, the smells, and the stares.
These examples are somewhat extreme (most people fall somewhere between these two polarities) but they do paint a vivid picture. Without talking about how they feel at each destination and learning to respect the other’s needs, they could have a strained argument.
Until the journey separates them … or unites them
Discussions, fights, bad faces, selective deafness, ghostly company among other things, will be presented during a long trip as a couple, but that is what it is about, showing the true personality.
You may think that this will not happen with you, but in moments of pressure or decision during the trip, perhaps even reactions from you that you did not expect will come out.
But enough! Not everything is so bad, the great thing about traveling with your partner is that, if you manage to solve and tolerate your mutual company, your relationship will be strengthened a lot, assured!
Although just in case you do not forget to read all the things you should not do when traveling as a couple.
It is a quick learning, and we know that from our own experience.
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