Where to Go When You Need a Romantic Reset

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When you've been in a relationship for a long time, it can often feel like a struggle to keep the romance or that special "something" in the relationship. You know the other person so well -- maybe too well! -- and the magic of discovering new thing about your partner might have faded. You might feel weighed down by the day to day responsibilities of being partnered -- making dinner, watching the kids, trying to connect after long days at work, and so forth. However, making time to be together is imperative for any relationship and finding joy in doing so is perhaps even more important. One great way to accomplish this is to take a romantic getaway every now and then. It doesn't have to be a week long, expensive affair, but even a weekend away in a cabin rental can make a big difference. 

Why Get Away? 

Making time for romantic getaways is an act of self-care and love. For once, you're putting yourself and your partner's needs ahead of any other responsibilities, which can feel selfish. But it's okay to be selfish every now and then, especially if you're feeling like you need a reset. A romantic vacation provides that reset -- both physically and mentally. 

Whether you're doing a cabin rental or a cruise, you're getting away from your usual location and routine. You likely won't have the mundane responsibilities that dog you at home and you have more time to simply be together. Indeed, over 70% of couples who travel together cite talking and just reconnecting as a crucial reason to spend alone time together when they're on vacation. 

And this time fosters important skills in your relationship as well. For example, a U.S. Travel Association survey showed that couples who travel together were more likely to be good communicators when it came to their partners, versus those who didn't travel together (a comparison of 84% and 73%). 

What are Good Options for Romantic Vacations? 

If you live in the city, or a more urban setting, a cabin rental or other rustic scenery might be just what you need. Amish country lodging or a snow capped cabin somewhere with hot chocolate and a fireplace might be the dream. There's plenty of time to relax, unwind, and spend one on one time with each other. 

If you're in a more rural setting, heading to a more urban area might be a fun shift, with plenty to do and new experiences and memories to create with one another. Even just exploring a new area of your city or town, or going a few hours out of your way can work wonders. 

If there's a shared activity you both enjoy doing, that can be another great way to plan a romantic vacation. Visit a winery or camp out at the beach or dedicate a day to museums, galleries, apple picking, and so on. 

The point is to simply get you out of your usual day to day and doing something new with the person you love. 

How Do We Make it Happen? 

For some people, this can seem like a lot of logistics that need to be worked out, which can grind the plan to a halt pretty quickly. There's enough going on -- why add the bother of finding a cabin rental or booking flights or renting a car to it all? 

You have to commit to the idea. If you can't agree on an idea, find a few that you'd both be happy with (more or less) and flip a coin. Divide up the labor -- maybe one person books accommodations and the other person handles travel. It doesn't have to be a whole big affair either -- just get to where you need to go, and figure out the nitty-gritty of what you specifically want to do when you get there! 

Give your relationship a reboot and take off for a romantic getaway! You might be surprised at how you and your partner change, even over the course of a few days, and how much that time to reconnect really does matter.