Couples that travel together generally seem happier and are more likely to stay together. At least it definitely seems that way. They just look jollier and more full of life, they don’t seem to be stuck in a boring routine, they seem to enjoy life more and generally fight less. Is this just a myth that we made up from seeing too many travel photos on Instagram or are these relationships actually stronger? Well, turns out there’s some truth to that statement and here are 10 reasons why couples that travel together are happier.
1. They Have The Same Goals
Couples that travel want to see the world together. They want to see what it’s like to be with someone in a completely new, unknown place. They like the idea of getting out of their comfort zone together, temporarily escaping the reality together. They believe that joy and happiness from achieving multiplies when shared with another person.
2. They Understand Each Other Better
Disagreements happen in every relationship, it’s normal. But joint travels help to establish better communication, teaches people to listen to each other understand each other better. Respect for other people’s feelings is a foundation for any relationship. On the road couples learn to compromise and take into account each other’s thoughts and opinions.
3. They Learn To Budget
Lets face it – travel is expensive. And two heads are better than one. So traveling couples usually get pretty good at finding ways to cut spendings and save some money in order to travel together. Traveling couples understand the value of money, and choose to spend them on travel and seeing new things and experiencing new cultures.
4. Their Relationship Is Constantly Evolving
A lot of relationships have ups and downs. Some people tend to get stuck in that “down” faze. But when you’re travelling with your partner it always tends to rekindle the love and passion in your relationship, it reminds people why they chose to be together in the first place.
5. They Share Inside Jokes
Constant travel often leads to some unexpected situations, fails and just hilarious accidents that might be a bit of a challenge in the moment, but always make good stories in retrospect. These type of situations teach us to treat life lightly and with humor. And you’ve got to admit that nothing brings people closer together than the ability to laugh at themselves.
6. They Become Comfortable With Themselves
When you’re traveling with someone you rarely have a lot of personal space, which means you can’t hide your shortcomings. You get to see each other in all sorts of stressful situation and in all sorts of physical and mental states, and you learn to accept and love the person no matter what they look like at 4 am on a train or a plane.
7. They Value Life More
Couples who often find themselves away from home tend to appreciate what they have more and get more attached to each other. When they spend a lot of time abroad they enjoy it, but they also miss their family and friends and start valuing those relationships more.
8. They Try New Things Together
Trying something new is always exciting, and trying something new together only doubles the joy. They motivate each other and help each other overcome fears and struggles. This support system only makes the relationship stronger.
9. They Become Best Friends
Couples who travel together aren’t only interested in each other in a romantic way, they truly become best friends. They spend so much time together that they basically do everything together, they accept each other’s shortcomings and failures, they encourage each other to be better people, they forgive and forget grievances. And they appreciate every moment they spend together.
10. They Lead An Interesting Life
Life of travels isn’t always a beautiful fairytale, there are stormy days when nothing goes right, but the traveling couples tend to live in the moment and they make that moment count. They choose interesting places, create beautiful moments and choose not to dwell on the bad times, and instead move on and onto the next, more exciting adventure.