While it is romantic to create memories with your partners, it is also important to give each other space. Some people associate having space as a sign of a failing relationship. However, experts have already confirmed that spending time away from each other should be done to either maintain or save a relationship. If you are still skeptical about this, then we will give you the reasons why.
Why it is important to spend time away from your partner
It helps in preserving your individuality
There are a lot of couples who would always be together and while it looks good in pictures, it creates a dent on one’s individuality. Some of them would decline invites from friends thinking that they should rather be with their partners. If this is similar to your current relationship, you have to do something about it. Before you know it, you can’t even recognize yourself being too far away from people and things you love. If your partner wants to spend time with friends, go ahead. If you want to attend a painting class, then go. You don’t have to box yourselves to prove that you are happy together.
It helps you realize the importance of each other in your life
When you are away from each other, you get to realize how much your partner means to you. You start to miss them and it gives you that feeling of excitement. You appreciate their existence and you start to value them even more. In addition, being away from each other is sexually healthy for a relationship as studies suggest, couples who are always together might kill sexual attraction over time.
It makes you a happy partner
When you are happy as an individual, you can bring the same amount of happiness as a partner. Simply put, you can’t expect to be happy when you are stuck in a relationship trying to forget the things that you love. The basic principle here is that, you can’t give what you don’t have.
Let’s say your partner wants to have a couple of drinks with friends. You, on the other hand, would like to stay at home and watch movies. What will you do? Would you stop him right away? Or would you let him do what he loves and then enjoy your movie on your own?
Obviously, if you stop him, you’re the only one who’s going to be happy. But if you allow him to have his own me time, while you enjoy your movie, then you have more things to talk about once your partner gets home. You have different experiences to share, and that makes both of you smarter and filled with knowledge. Remember, it’s a give and take process if you want your relationship to work well.
It strengthens trust
When you allow your partner to go out with his friends, or to just have his own alone time, you are giving him your trust. Such is crucial for a stable relationship.
So the next thing to do is to have your partner read this, to pack your bags, and to get ready for a vacation.