Ever go on a romantic getaway with that special someone, only to find yourself ready to wring his neck or on the verge of a breakup? You’re not alone. Traveling together can bring you closer together — but it can also put your relationship to the test.
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A minor irritant at home can be magnified 10 times when you’re around that person 24-by-seven in unknown and sometimes stressful situations.
The Zoosk.com Spring Travel Survey found that the majority of Canadians say these trips bring them closer to their partner, but one in five say their couple’s vacation was an eye-opening experience that revealed a lot of unexpected habits.
Ten per cent say it was frustrating and five per cent say the trip was so bad they wanted to cut it short.
The top three habits Canadian women complain about when traveling with their partner? He snores too loudly, he’s messy and he’s disorganized. Men, on the other hand, complain that their partner carries too much luggage, is disorganized and is high maintenance (and makes them late at the airport).
What do both women and men worry about before heading out on a couple’s vacation? The top concern is that they’ll get on each others’ nerves after spending so much time together. Women are more worried about sharing a hotel room (and bathroom) with their partner, while men are more concerned about their snoring.
According to Shannon Tebb, a dating and relationship expert for Zoosk.com, if you’re taking a trip together, you should already be at a point in your relationship where you’re comfortable sharing your feelings and talking out problems.
And if you feel like you’re getting on each others’s= nerves? Try to diffuse the situation with humour, says Tebb. Most of these issues aren’t serious, so it helps to realize this and laugh about the situation together.
Date Added: May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)
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