When I was young, and married the first time, I certainly would never have imagined my Hubby & I taking seperate vacations… but it can and does happen for many couples. Especially so once you add kids (plural) into the mix. It isn’t always possible for BOTH Parents to get time off at the same time… and for the kids to be off to. Getting the whole family on the same page (and your Employers) can be a challenge at times.
So ya there were more than one occasion when we did this… often it was a case of my going somewhere not too far away with the kids (Campground, Rented Cottage) and My Hubby meeting us there for the Weekend… well a Longer Weekend actually… he was able to put in longer hours Tuesday to Thursday, and be with us all on the Friday and Monday.
Not ideal but a trade-off.
At other times in our Relationship, sometimes it was him and the kids, and me working. His Parents lived in a different State, and he’d on occasion take the kids for a visit over their Summertime School Break while I’d stay behind and have to work.
When the kids got bigger, we’d let them fly out to see Gramma & Grampa on their own.
This time round…
My relationship with Mr TTR is structured a bit differently.
Altho we adore our Vacation Time together, very very much. We also came to this relationship as adults with Adult Children and Elderly Parents, and a slew of friends on both sides.
So altho we vacation together a lot (we are semi-retired and travel is a hobby / passion for us) we also have times we get away without the other…
To visit family… or to go on an ALL Guys or ALL Girls Trip.
Those are a blast… he tends to go Golfing with the guys for a week, and I have some annual Weekends away with my Best GFs… and when we were all turning 50 we headed off to Disney without our Guys & Kids… IT WAS FANTASTIC
We are now thinking maybe we need to go on an ALL GIRLS Cruise sometime in the future.
Definitely a way to stay in touch with your younger more spirited self… amazing what antics you can get up to for fun when there are no Men & Kids about.