It’s pretty common for travelers to initiate new relationships, experience relationship break-ups or date different people when they move into new countries. Sometimes, it can be tricky while juggling relationships and the commitments behind their travel, though it is very possible. All you should do is come up with good planning and learn time management skills. Without stress, you can manage your time more effectively to fit a lot of things in your relationship while balancing with other aspects of your life.
Here are some tips on how you can manage your relationship in a new country:
1. Express genuine love
To keep your relationship firm, it is paramount to make your partner feel loved, appreciated and cared for. It is your obligation to make your partner fell treated the way they deserve, just like you would have done it in your country of origin. Making him/her feel special will ensure that you are expressing genuine love while exhibiting commitment irrespective of the reasons behind your trip.
2. Spend time together
One of the best ways to show your partner that you really appreciate their presence in your life is by setting aside some time to stay together. It’s during such times when you should try something spontaneous and fun together. According to Esther Boykin, the CEO of Group Therapy Associates in Haymarket in Virginia, spending time together deepens communication with your partner and enables in appreciating them more. Whether it’s partying or walking along the beach, ensure that you have quality time with him/her at least once every week.
3. Write messages
When was the last time you texted your partner to express what you like about them and how their presence in your life makes you feel? It is one of the best ways to let them know how significant and important they are in your life. Sometimes, it is a good idea to send him/her an unexpected text message or place a note in their bag or pocket. Alternatively, you can leave a voice message on their calls to express how he/she makes your life wonderful and interesting.
4. Draft a wish list
You should come up with a list of activities that you would appreciate doing together. Rather than openly telling your partner the things you would enjoy doing in the new country, write down and place them in their suggestion box where he/she can pick and do as you requested. Please note that you may feel uncomfortable to meet some of your partner’s suggestions, but sometimes sacrifice is worth in keeping a relationship strong.
5. Have dedicated night dates
Enjoying romantic night dates with your partner is one of the surest ways to ensure that your relationship remains unshakeable. If possible, you can spend a night with each other on a weekly basis or at least ensure it happens once in a month. Most couples usually find sexual encounters as the best way to make a relationship binding and meaningful. Don’t let your partner go hitting out for other people to get something you can offer and strengthen your bond. However, it is always advisable to be cautious if you are not ready to move your relationship in another level.
6. Pamper each other
There are plenty of ways you can pamper your partner especially when you are having a quality time together. Whether it is performing a body massage or enjoying a delicious dessert, you know what makes your partner happy. If he/she likes some wine, let them indulge occasionally to make them feel that they are being treated at their best. Other ways you can pamper each other is sharing presents and exchanging gift cards. The key is to understand what makes your partner feel happy and to do it as often as you can.
7. Enjoy mini-holidays
If you have moved in another country for other reasons apart from enjoying a relaxing holiday, then you should plan on a mini-relaxing holiday together. This will be the time when to unwind from daily hassles you may face when in a foreign country. Look for a calm and enjoyable resort around your location and request the presence of your partner. It’s also a great way to explore amazing sites and tourist attractions in the new country.
8. Spend time apart
Nearly everything deserves a break, and the same is very important when it comes to relationships. Your partner doesn’t always have to be around you. You as well deserve some time alone. It will feel very good and enjoyable when you get back together again. You will have stories to share, feelings to express and many more when you hook up again. Whether you set a week or a month to spend time a part, you will find joy and fun on your next encounter.
9. Explore new things together
When you are in a foreign country, you stand a better chance of learning new and meaningful things. This may include taking up a sport, joining a club or learning a new language. How enjoyable and fun can it be if you do it with your partner? You might find other things that are more interesting and rewarding than anything else you have tried before.
10. Continue communicating
Maintaining a constant communication with your partner is a great way to nurture and strengthen your relationship. You get a chance to share how you are fairing, things that are bothering and much more. Seek your partner’s emotional support when things are tough and share your joy when all is going well.
There are many ways through which you can manage your relationship when in a foreign country. The above tips will go a long way in ensuring that your bond remains strong while your love grows as you carry on with your business in a foreign country.