My husband and I just returned from a four night vacation to Boston. No kids.
And it was awesome.
We were able to spend some great quality time together as a couple without the demands, responsibilities and constraints of parenting.
While we missed our kiddos, we were able to let loose and have fun. We made the most of our time away, along with making many new memories. It was refreshing and rejuvenating for our marriage.
I see six specific benefits to getting away as husband and wife:
6 Benefits of Getting Away
- Time away is time to relax, rest, sleep, and rejuvenate spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.
- It’s a time to joke around, be playful, banter and create endless new inside jokes– to laugh and remember why we married each other in the first place.
- It’s a time to explore, have adventures, eat out, and do the many things we haven’t been able to do in years, at least not so freely and easily.
- It’s a time to delve deeper into our relationship. To ask questions, talk, have new and different shared experiences, and to get to know one another in a new context. (Yes, Mitch is as crazy as I thought he was.)
- Time away is also an opportunity to miss the kids. I have a new delight and appreciation for them after a few days away. It’s refreshing for my relationship with my children as well.
- The kids get quality time with their grandparents, which is absolutely invaluable for them in my opinion. I’m thankful for two sets of grandparents who are eager to spend time with our kids. That’s such a blessing for us and the little ones.
We had a wonderful trip eating the local food, rocking public transportation, exploring the city, getting a ton of exercise walking and biking, and just hanging out with one another in general.
I’m ready to be home, but thankful for the time we had!
What’s the best getaway you’ve ever done with your spouse? What made it so great?