How to Plan Trips With Your Partner and Leave the Messy Fighting Behind

Summer is a time for fun, frolicking, and stress-free vacays… but how often do you plan trips with your partner that are stress-free?

Lincoln Park Therapy Group Founder Nicolle Osequeda is featured in this New York Times article that explores the ins and outs of traveling with your significant other, complete with tips on how to make the most of your resources (think time and $$$) and how to keep the bickering to a minimum.

How to Plan the Perfect Trip With Your Significant Other This Summer offers some straight talk about embarking on trips with your partner and provides helpful recommendations like agreeing to a budget beforehand, creating a schedule together, and managing expectations. Though it is written for couples, this article is also a great resource for people traveling solo or with friends!

The article is also very helpful from a therapeutic perspective, because it explores how to get both of your needs met on the trip and discusses the reality that compromise is a must to travel well together. It also offers other helpful tidbits, like the fact that shorter trips are actually better than longer ones (according to research) and the act of embracing downtime during a trip is actually a good thing.

To read the full article, How to Plan the Perfect Trip With Your Significant Other This Summer, click here.

Want to learn more about healthy relationships? Check out more of Lincoln Park Therapy’s blog posts… Click here to learn about the 5 words that can have a dramatic impact on relationships and here to learn more about mingling money with your SO. And if you’re experiencing some issues in your relationship or if you just want some extra support, schedule a time to come in and talk with one of our therapists (with or without your partner). We’d love to meet you.


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