Why Travelling Solo Is Better for People in Relationships

Being in a relationship is beautiful, but going solo sometimes reminds you of the things that you tend to forget when you are committed. Travelling alone every once in a while is like looking at yourself in the mirror and broadening your experiences in ways you never thought you can do.

1. There’s no need to compromise.
When you’re in a relationship, you always consider your partner in every decision you make. Travelling solo is the only time in your relationship life when you’re able to decide only for yourself. No need to compromise to meet other people’s wants and needs. You’re free to decide whether to stick to an itinerary or just go with the flow, move at your own pace and go to places whenever you want to. When you’re travelling alone, you just can have it all.

2. You get to know yourself more.
Dating can take away your sense of self, especially in the early stages of the relationship. You may be easily influenced by your partner, and in result lose your individuality unconsciously in the process. However, when you travel alone, you get the chance to just be yourself fully and even discover more things about yourself in ways you cannot do when you’re tied closely with another person.

3. It makes your relationship stronger.
When you survive this, your relationship becomes even stronger. Letting your partner travel alone is the ultimate test of your love, loyalty and trust or each other. The biggest worry people have with travelling solo is that it gives room to temptation and infidelity. Trust is essential, and travelling solo is a great way to cement this in your relationship.

4. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
This isn’t just an old adage; it’s actually supported by researches. In fact, according to the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, couples in long distance relationships have healthier communication, more intimacy and better overall relationship satisfaction. Well, that’s no wonder, though. Missing someone surely fuels up the fire.

5. There’s someone waiting for you to come home.
This one is self-explanatory, and perhaps is the best one in this list. Having someone waiting for you at the airport—ready to welcome you home with hugs and kisses—is something to look forward to at the end of your trip, doesn’t it?

Doing things alone doesn’t mean you no longer want to be with your S.O. In fact, this could mean the opposite: you want to cultivate the love and trust you share with your partner to strengthen and encourage growth in your relationship.

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