Fighting After the Fun!

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Fighting After the Fun

Going on vacation with your partner can be the best thing ever but what happens when you have a fight while on vacation or when you get back from your trip? This sometimes happens because vacationing can be stressful especially if there are issues with the traveling such as delays, natural disasters or other problems that cause stress and frustration. It is important when there are problems on vacation that couples learn to stick together.

Why Do Couples Fight After the Fun?

People that vacation do it different ways. Some will want to lay out in the sun and others will want to hit everything on their itinerary. This is totally up to you, and neither is right nor wrong. But when couples get into a fight during vacation this can happen because they don’t like to compromise. You might feel that your spouse never listens to you or that they don’t value your thoughts on the vacation. This can put you have a poor mood or to even get into a fight with them.

Instead of fighting though, the best thing that you can do is to deal with the issues and resolve them. If you want to do something on vacation, do it, but if you want to do it with your spouse then it’s important that you are compromising.

Styles of Vacationing

Everyone is different when it comes to vacationing and here are some different styles:

  • Some partners are planners and others are spontaneous.
  • Some pack too much, and others don’t pack anything they don’t need.
  • Some want to go to bed early and wake up early and others like to stay up late and sleep in.
  • Some want to drink a lot and others don’t.
  • Some want to follow a schedule while others want to go with the flow.

So, what if you and your partner have differences when it comes to vacationing? The best thing to do is to learn to overcome the struggles of this by compromising and working together to make the vacation fun for both of you.

Here are some things you need to compromise on:

  • Spending

Vacation can be a big money issue. It can be important to set a budget but at the same time you might want to spend more than you planned on if you find something fun to do. You also have to make sure that you account for food, fun and other things.

Money is different for everyone and some think that it is foolish to spend too much on things while others want not to spend, spend, spend, spend, because they are vacationing. You have to understand your spouses thoughts on spending money.

  • Together or Not Together

Even people that love each other might want to have some alone time. If you’re with your partner for 24/7 on vacation it can get a little touchy sometimes.

  • Same Issues, Different Place

Having a great time on vacation doesn’t mean that your relationship issues won’t show up. If you don’t feel listened to then you might fight even if you’re on vacation.

How to Compromise

You should always discuss your vacation before you ever take one. This is one way that you can be clear on what you both want before you ever leave.

Here are some things to discuss:

  • Budget

Make sure that you and your partner have a talk about how much you’ll spend while you’re on vacation and make a plan and stick to it.

  • Spending Time Alone

You should make sure that you talk about any alone time that you want. Come up with a solution so you both have your time to feel relaxed.

  • Schedules

Even if you don’t want to schedule the whole vacation, one thing that you need to do is to schedule your travel time. This is a time to focus on being at the airport early and when you are going to be ready to leave the room to return home.

Avoiding Fighting After the Fun

It is important that you and your partner talk about things before you ever go on vacation if you want to make sure that the trip will be smooth and fun. There are problems that you have in your relationship that you should resolve before you ever leave. This can make your vacation more relaxing and can even improve your relationship.

If you need to talk to a couple therapist before you ever go on vacation, do this and then you can discuss any issue that might come up before you ever even leave. Make sure that you are on the right track with your partner so that you can enjoy things like vacations and fun together. Don’t ruin a good time by spending it fighting.