Every couple needs a getaway once in a while. It could be a quickie (a short one) – pun definitely intended, wink wink. A couple’s getaway is even more needed when there are kids. With the kids around, love, attention and time are usually distributed between the kids and the spouses themselves, hence the need to get off sometimes to let off some steam and spend some alone time with your partner.
You could plan a getaway as a gift to your partner, especially if Valentine is up or their birthday is around the corner. It’s the perfect way to reconnect, rekindle your romance and keep your relationships thriving.
So how do you plan the perfect quickie getaway?
The following are the five things to consider if you want to have the perfect quickie getaway by Sex Therapist and founder of Good in Bed, Ian Kerner:
- Pick the Right Night
If you have kids and you are so concerned about being away from them, then try your first getaway on a weeknight. If you work, your kids aren’t used to your being around all day as they likely are on weekends. This way, you reduce the propensity of their missing you.
On the other hand, if you both work all week and can’t get leave during the week, then go for a weekend night where you know you won’t bother about work and have your attention divided. It’s also easier to score a nice room for a reasonable price, midweek.
- Don’t fly
Don’t fly, except you really have to (if your destination is so long-distance, you need to fly). Instead, opt for a road trip instead of a quick flight to your destination. When you drive, you get into the feeling of the journey immediately. There’s a caveat with driving, however. Go somewhere within three hours if you are always driving to rush back home if the need arises.
- Find a kid-free spot
You’re intentionally leaving your kids to be together alone with your partner. You do not need a vacation spot that reminds you of the kids chilling’ at your mom’s. It’s a total buzz kill and may cut short your stay.
- Create a call policy
It’s usual for your kids to want to call mummy and daddy at the slightest inconvenience. Don’t fall for this. Ensure they never call unless it is very important or an emergency. Also, have a no-phone call policy between you and your partner unless it is super essential, from work or anything related.
- Bribes are fine
Finally, give your kids an incentive that will appease them for being left behind. Also, get t goodies for them from your trip so they won’t grumble when you need to have another getaway.
While prepping for the perfect getaway, don’t forget to go prepared. Hopefully, there will be loads of romance – and of course, sex. so go with the sexy lingeries candles, toys, books, condoms and everything you need for a memorable getaway.
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