You’re going away for a mini-break or a long needed vacation. The problem is as soon as you get there you start arguing. It could be over small things or one major problem that has happened. This doesn’t have to ruin your holiday. Before you go, understand the most common reason couples and families argue while away so you know what to look out for and avoid.
The Long Queues
It could be the queue to get your plane tickets or you may argue while waiting to get on a theme park ride. Queues area pain for everyone, but a general part of being on holiday. Don’t let the annoyance of waiting affect your relationship or get on your nerves.
There is very little you can do about it. However, you can plan for as few queues as possible. Pick a better, quieter time of the year to travel and you will see the queues drop considerably.
Losing Your Way
You’re in a city that you don’t know and trying to find one particular spot for sightseeing.
However, one of you wants to stop for directions, while the other is happy going along without a care in the world. You may even disagree on the road to take. Losing your way is a major issue for arguments while away. The best thing to do is let one person take control of the map and agree to stop for directions if you’re walking around without any clue.
Spending Money Before and During Travel
You’ve saved up for this trip and you now have enough to enjoy your holiday. The problem is one of you is spending more than your budget allows, or isn’t really thinking about what you’re spending money on. It’s really important to discuss your budget before you go and talk about how you will spend it.
Have different sections for your attractions, food and gifts for others. You may also want a small budget for the two of you to spend any way you want to avoid too much friction.
Deciding on the Things to Do
What do you want to do while you’re away? Where will you eat? How will you fit it all in?
There are high chances that you both want to do different things, and you won’t find all restaurants and activities appealing. Plan your trip before you go away. Discuss the attractions that you’ll visit and the sights you’ll see, and even look into the restaurants in the area. If you plan ahead, you’re less likely to argue about things to do once you’re there.
Events Out of Your Control
There are a lot of things that happen that are completely out of your control. Your flight may be delayed or an attraction may be closed. They’re annoying and make you think twice about what you had planned.
The problem is there is no-one to take the issue out on, and you end up turning to your partner or your family. Accept your partner can’t do anything and stop attacking them for it.