As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, about once a year Jackie and I go on vacation without our kids. We make arrangements for the kids with family or other friends while we are gone. As hard as this may seem for some parents, there are great benefits for a couples-only vacation every now and then. These three benefits are why Jackie and I continue to take an annual vacation without kids:
Focus on each other.
While our kids mean the world to us, without them we are able to truly focus and devote time to each other. Typically, we go on vacation for about four days. This is the perfect amount of time to devote to each other. After about the fourth day you start to really want to see your kids, so it creates a perfect, natural end to the trip. We get to enjoy each other without getting too homesick.
Time away from having to make decisions.
When you stay at all-inclusive resorts like we do, you never have to worry about stressful decision making. Having all of our amenities taken care of and not having to schedule endless entertainment for the kids provides serene relaxation.
We sit, read, exercise, sleep in if we want to; it’s wonderful. Without kids, you truly have the capability to do what you want to do. Utilize these moments and relax.
Whether you’re traveling far or taking a weekend trip, we highly recommend you and your spouse take at least one vacation without your kids. We started doing this last year and plan to continue for years to come. Take a short break to focus on your spouse, yourself and your health.
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