I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine personally was very restful and relaxing. I also saw the new Spiderman which was pretty good. Does anyone else love Marvel and superhero movies as much as I do? Anyways, as on a typical Monday post, I am going to present a survey dealing with relationships and/or spirituality, and give my commentary on the results.
I have discussed many travel destinations on this blog for spiritual couples and friends. Vacations are supposed to be a time of relaxation, fun, and enjoyment. However, oftentimes couples can find themselves bickering for many reasons both large and trivial. In order to better understand these disagreements, I found a survey by gadling.com of The Top 10 Reasons Couples Argue on Vacation and the list was as follows:
1. Men checking out other women at the pool or beach
2. Disagreements over activities
3. What to eat and where
4. Drinking too much
5. Driving and map reading
7. Women taking too long to get ready
8. Spending too much money
9. What time to get to the airport
10. Disagreements over currency
If you are one that loves to travel, it is helpful to find a mate that also loves the same, and will encourage the act. It is helpful to find someone that you can travel with without difficulty and annoyance. This can be a challenge that many do not understand until placed in a mentally exhausting and unenjoyable situation. This list of arguments does not surprise me in the slightest, as some of them are common arguments couples face when placed in typical everyday life. While, one cannot ensure that there will be no disharmony, there are steps I think you can take to provide the least amount of disagreement possible. The biggest thing I would say is to respect one another, which to some goes without saying, but still must be said. While on vacation, there is plenty of temptation from other individuals, but it is important to be respectful of your significant other and their feelings. Keeping your eyes, ears, hands, etc, can be a challenge at times, but while on a couples vacation, one’s focus should be dedicated to one another.
Overall, I believe in order to best avoid future arguments while on vacation, a couple should plan their trip in pretty good detail. While it’s fun to be spontaneous, you may find out that your partner does not want to do the same things as you, which can potentially cause some resentment on both sides. I think a couple should sit down and plan the activities that they wish to do while on holiday to avoid any misunderstanding. You should have an idea of the places and restaurants you wish to dine at, while there or along the way. Have an idea of when you wish to leave and how much money you choose to spend and/or bring, and honor that decision. Also be open-minded. While you may not want to do everything your spouse does, compromise and consider trying something new. Vacations should be fun and memorable. Individuals should be mindful of their words and actions to ensure the greatest trip possible.