To Improve Your Marriage, Travel Alone

You'll reconnect with yourself and miss your spouse
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 14, 2010 7:01 AM CST

(Newser) – In a marriage, sometimes the most romantic getaway is a solo vacation, writes Neal Pollack for Salon. “Stagnation is marriage's greatest enemy, so sometimes Regina and I go on trips without each other.” For her 40th birthday, he held down the fort while she had a blast visiting crop circles—something he’d never want to do. But “I wanted her to be happy on her own terms.”

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“By merely sending Regina on a trip, I'd made her life better, and that made me feel good.” Then Pollack took his “own adventure,” a time when, “for a few days, or weeks, you can revive your youthful illusions of wonder.” And there’s an important bonus: the trip “creates actual longing,” the “gift of missing each other,” until you’re “finally, gratefully home.”
(Read more marriage stories.)

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