Photography: Ryan Ray
Relationship needs a break to stay away from stale routines and boredom. Taking a break and going on a second honeymoon to simply reconnect with your spouse is an important and essential relationship building activity for all married couple. It's also an excellent excuse to treat yourself and your partner to the ultimate escape.
If you're sold on the idea of an escape for just the two of you, here are some things to keep in mind to do with your time. To plan the itinerary is great, but don't over-schedule your time. You need to feel free to do what, when and where you want to do it. Tickle your adventurous souls and try something you've never done before, together. It's the experience that will bring you closer like never before and that will turn into a beautiful memory.
Keep the agenda easy and relaxed to allow a lot of room to just enjoy each other's company to reconnect and rekindle the flame. Take the time to reflect back on your married life. You can talk about your hopes and your dreams; you can even share about the disappointments and the things you wish you improve in your marriage. Take the time to also appreciate the person you have become, because of each other, and how grateful you are to be in this relationship. Go have an intimate heart-to-heart talk and lots of fun, it will be a great way to keep your marriage just as sexy and hot as it was on the first few weeks of your marriage.
The idea of taking a break is to cut yourself loose from the daily grind and just be with each other for a short period of time. So, be sure to leave your work (and your kids) at home. Allow yourself the luxury to get swayed in each other's arms and to find all the reasons to fall in love with each other again and again.