Getting into some arguments on a trip can be pretty common when you travel around with your significant other.
Things like fighting over where to go, what to eat, money, etc can all be blown out of proportion.
When you are spending everyday of the week with somebody, it can be tiring. It can definitely take a toll on your life one way or another. And to be honest, this is totally normal.
After all, no relationship is perfect. Every couple will eventually get into a fight or argument at least once in their relationship. I’d be worried if there was a couple that never got into a fight.
I remember a time when I went on a trip with my cousin and her boyfriend to Japan. The minute we got off the plane, they started to get into an argument because they couldn’t decide on which hotel to stay at. Then somehow that argument magically switched to my cousin wanting to go eat food first and go to the hotel later. I was just standing around looking awkward and dumb as I didn’t know what to do. The arguments they were having was literally plain stupid. So i just kept staring at them and listening to them argue.
Eventually the arguments died down and we were able to move on with our trip.
This however got me thinking.
What if other couples were like this. How would they be able to fix it?
Well after thinking about it for a long time, I have finally figured out how couples should deal with this situation.
So here are my tips and advice on what you should do if you find yourself getting into an argument/fight with your significant other while you are on a trip.
Often times one of the biggest culprits to having an argument is stress. When one side is stressed out more than the other, it can cause a lot of problems. Which is why instead of arguing you should take a breather and just simply relax.
Late for the airport? Partner not listening to what you are saying? Don’t worry. We know traveling isn’t so easy for everybody. It can raise the stress levels of most people who aren’t use to traveling. However just take a step back and relax. Everything will be fine. Once you have took a breather and collected your thoughts, then try to continue what you were doing.
Give Them Space
This can be a pretty true statement for many things. Often times just giving a person space will do wonders for your relationship. The longer you are with a person, the more likely the chance is of you getting into some sort of disagreement. So instead of always being together 24/7, why not give them some space and let them do their own thing. Then you can use that time to do whatever you want to do.
One thing all couples should do if they are on a trip is to show love and respect for one another. After all, if you want your relationship to work out, you have to show them how much you care about them and also respect them as a person.
It’s Okay To Be Wrong
Often times when we get into arguments, we tend to always stick up for our own opinions. Even if they are the wrong ones. However this can lead to the argument lasting for a longer than usual time. Instead, why not just agree that you are wrong, apologize, and move on with it. No need to always be the winner here. There is nothing wrong with being wrong. In fact, by saying you are wrong, it’ll show your partner that you are a grown person that is able to realize his or her own mistakes and make up for it.
Being honest is a really important part of a relationship. It can also help resolve conflicts when things are about to be heated up. You never want to keep your feelings inside as it’ll never let your partner learn more about you. You want to be able to express your thoughts and feelings with each other during an argument and also listen to each others point of view. This way you can learn more about each other and take each others criticism and advice to heart.
In all honesty, the thing with fighting and getting into arguments on a trip, it can all be avoided. The reason they happen is because they take place in a totally different area when you are traveling.
I mean think about it.
When you are at home, you have many things that can help distract you. Such things like the TV, Friends, the Internet or other things are all there for you to use and keep your mind away from the argument.
When you are traveling however, chances are you don’t have any of that. Instead you are stuck with each other for the duration of the trip. You can’t run away or try to escape. Instead you have to just talk things out with each other and try to come up with a solution to the problem.
Traveling as a couple can be a great thing to build up your relationship. You’ll learn a lot about each other as you both will go through good times and bad. It’s these types of situations that will make your love for each other stronger than ever.
So hopefully next time you travel, these tips will be able to help you out and make sure that you both will know how to deal with arguments.
Also if you are interested in reading some of my other posts about traveling, you can do so by clicking these links:
- How To Get Your Family And Friends To Be Supportive Of Your Solo Travels
- What Does Travel Insurance Cover In 2020
- How To Visit Disneyland On A Budget In 2020
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Hope you have a safe and fun trip~