Post # 1
I was talking to some coworkers, and they were amazed that I went on vacation with some friends last year and left Fh at home. They tell me they that married or engaged couples must vacation together.
What about you? My Fh didn’t mind and it was kind of a “girl’s week out” with my high school friends. But anyone I mentioned this to seems to think it was excessively weird!
Post # 3
I would, and I have!! Not often, but once every couple of years I’ll go camping with a close (female) friend or two. NBD for us.
Post # 4
I frankly have not gone of vacation with friends. I have gone on vacation with family without the Fiance. I do not see a problem with it though. If he was going out of town with guy friends I wouldn’t mind and I do not think he would either. I think it would be one thing if you went on vacation with the girls and didn’t have any contact with him for the entire week or few days…that I may have an issue with.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Fiance *LOVES* to snowboard. LOVES it. He’s gone out west for the past 4 years with a group of friends. I’ve been invited, but I’ve taken lessons once- I’m not good enough to spend a whole week doing it.
So next year will probably be a repeat of this year- while he’s in the snow, I’m heading down to Ft. Lauderdale to hang out with my Dad & Step-mom and get some sunshine.
Post # 6
I might in the future. One of my friends is moving to the coast and I doubt my husband would want to go.
Post # 8
I’ve visited family, gone to conferences, etc. without him. I wouldn’t go to the beach for a week without him or anything, but sometimes you want to visit a friend or family member and not do the whole couple thing.
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - Garden
Being committed to each other doesn’t mean you have to be joined at the hip! I’ve been away to visit family without my FH, but if the time ever came that he wanted to go somewhere and I didn’t or couldn’t take holidays, or if the situation was reversed, of course that would be fine for one of us to go.
Although I did hear once of an aqcuantaince going backpacking through Europe for six whole months without her husband. That struck me as odd.
Post # 10
Sure would! Fiance went to Germany for 9 days while I went to ON to see my family. I could have gone with him, but I hadn’t seen my family in forever!
Post # 12
I can’t picture myself taking a big trip without Darling Husband but I’d do a girls weekend in a heartbeat.
Post # 15
I would definitely do a girls trip to somewhere fun and relaxing. I’d have a hard time exploring a new country we’ve never been to with out him. But, I think I need to open myself up to the idea of traveling a little bit without him…his career won’t give him much time to vacation with me until he establishes himself a little and gets through residency. We’re already planning our “you’re now an attending phsycian” vacation to Bora Bora…but that’s 10+ years away, haha. I think since our future will find him very busy, he’d embrace my going off to have a little fun for a girls trip! I need to make friends with lots of other busy-doctor’s wives!
Post # 16
I have gone home to see family and friends without my Fiance a few times(only once since we were actually engaged though). Went on a trip to Hawaii with a friend last year without him as well(she was given a bunch of free nights from her timeshare there and asked if I wanted to go, like I was gonna say no, lol).
I don’t see a big deal in taking trips without him. Ideally I would love for us to be able to travel together but doesn’t always work out that way. I think a solid relationship is one where you don’t have to be attached at the hip all the time.