March 2012

Staying a couple while traveling abroad


As I watched the latest episode of the Amazing Race, I kept asking myself “how do these couples stay together under the stress that inevitably comes with traveling around the world”? So far, I’ve been in China for two weeks with my better half, and I have seen first hand how a relationship transitions and evolves while traveling in foreign lands. It’s challenging enough for me to navigate myself and satisfy my own needs (which have become basically the needs of an infant, food, shelter, and clothing) through China. I’ve also had to become extra conscientious that my loved one is taken care of also and is happy and enjoying our time abroad. Sometimes it’s a difficult balance to maintain. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind that will allow any couple to survive the ultimate relationship challenge that is “international traveling”.