Going on a first vacation with a boyfriend is a make or break moment. It’s the place where you discover how much you can put up with each other. It’s like a trial period of living together, where you spend 24/7 in their company. So how do you survive a potentially treacherous time in your relationship, while also enjoying your vacation? Here’s how to survive your first vacation with your boyfriend.
Go somewhere relaxing together
For your first vacation, going on a holiday that is relatively stress free might be a good idea. You don’t want to argue before you’ve even left the airport over whether you’ve packed enough bug spray for a three-day hike! Kick back on a sunny beach holiday and prioritise being comfortable and relaxed. It’ll be nice for you to spend time together without the stress of work and home life surrounding you!
Have a strict and equal budget
Couples will often vary on their incomes, and it’s not fair if one person is spending a lot more than the other. Make sure you have a budget to keep you on track, and since it’s your first vacation with your boyfriend, split food bills, hotel costs and transport equally. It wills save you going through unnecessary squabbles and allow you to focus on having a good time.
Have a mixture of activities
This is especially important if you have differing interests. If one of you wants to sightsee and the other wants to sit by the pool, make time to do both. Relationships are about compromise, so vacations should be too. Don’t neglect your partner’s needs in favour of your own. There’s enough time to please both of you.
Have quiet time to recharge
You don’t have to speak all the time just because you’re spending a lot of time together. If you need your space, you can even go and do an activity on your own for a while. Whatever it takes to stop yourself getting crazy mad with each other is a positive. Figure out ways to get the alone time you need.
Take separate luggage
Don’t try and cram everything in the same case. Women are notorious for taking more luggage than men, and the packing won’t be equal, so it’s easiest just to take separate cases. It stops you from arguing with one another over packing too – we all know that’s the most stressful part of any holiday!
Go on a weekend trip first
A vacation is a big step, especially if you don’t get to spend much time together usually. The best way to approach it is to go on a weekend trip first. Think of it as a trial run, and if it goes well, you know you can handle a longer trip away together!
Meet new people – especially couples
Holidays are a great place to socialise, and you don’t have to spend all your time alone with your boyfriend. If you’re at a resort, you’ll meet plenty of other people of your age, particularly couples! Bonding with them gets you used to involving each other in your social circles and sharing the same friends.
Remember it’s your first vacation with your boyfriend!
There’s a first time for everything, and you have to bite the bullet and do it some day! When you go on your first vacation with your boyfriend, it may not all be plain sailing, but it’s important to try and enjoy yourself, explore your relationship and make it through without too much drama – but if drama does come your way, learn from your mistakes. There’s always next time to make sure you don’t repeat them!