Just think of it, when was the last time you two got away, together? If it has been awhile, this list will motivate you to book your next trip today!
1. Getaways are romantic.
Just think of it, a chance to be alone with your spouse, without kids, work, household responsibilities and all the stress those things carry with them. No matter where you two go on your getaway, just being alone will bring back the aura and romance of your honeymoon.
2. Getaways are like mega-dates.
Seriously. On a getaway, even a short one, you can fit what would have been eight date nights into one weekend! You could take a pottery class, go hiking, eat out, see a play, shop for clothes, dance, hot tub, and more. However, it is important to note that big getaways without regular dates in between will not offer the nurturing that your marriage needs. You need both. Getaways don't make up for a year of no dates.
3. Getaways help you strengthen your friendship as husband and wife.
You can finally do fun things together. All day. Every day. You can laugh, play, joke, work-out, and experience new things - together. Just like the best friends that you are.
4. Getaways give you time and space for romantic sex.
We don't need to say much more, do we?
5. Getaways offer you a chance to talk about more than day-to-day life.
When you getaway, you are together 24/7 for a few days at a time. You can talk about goals, dreams, big plans, hard things, struggles, and more. You can flirt and ask each other questions like you did back when you were dating. You can talk about people you observe, the adventures you have, or where you want to eat. Getaways give you a great chance to talk about everything and anything under the sun. Oh, and they are a great place to try out the 36 Questions That Will Help You Fall in Love With Your Spouse Again.
6. Getaways give you a break from the hum-drum of every day life.
You and your spouse need something to look forward to. Something that is just for the two of you. A time and place where you can do things you never get to do together. It's so nice to relax in a bed that someone else makes and to eat food that you don't have to prepare yourself. Which leads us to #7...
7. Getaways give you a chance to recharge.
There is something renewing about getting away - stepping away from all the stress of everyday life. It's important to try to unplug a bit too, so that you don't waste your whole getaway on your phone or tablet.
8. Getaways help you create happy memories.
All marriages need huge positive deposits into their emotional bank accounts. Getaways will give you huge boosts to your marital self-esteem. Plus, you will create thousands of happy memories and inside jokes. Take lots of pictures, and look back on them from time to time, bringing a back a whole bunch of "remember when..." statements and laughs.
9. Getaways give you a chance for adventure.
Plan your getaways together, as husband and wife. Take turns picking where you want to go and what you want to do. Having adventures together, which invites the novelty of trying new things, will bring back a host of happy, butterfly feelings for each other. Plus, everyone has a deep sense of adventure that needs to be unleashed from time to time, right?
10. Getaways help you fall in love all over again.
It's true. Getaways are the perfect combination to help you and your spouse fall in love again. They take you out of your normal home, your normal stresses, and your normal marital conflicts and offer you a fresh chance, a new start. A chance to treat each other with respect and kindness, to show extra love and affection, and to really enjoy each other in intimate settings.
Yes, a romantic getaway is just what you and your spouse need.
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