Going on holidays with your partner is part of being in a relationship, but a growing number of Australian couples are taking vacations separately, according to a survey by lawfirm Slater + Gordon. Would you take a separate holiday from your husband or wife?
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Slater + Gordon surveyed over 2000 Australians who are either married or in a de facto relationship. The results showed that 36 per cent of them have holidayed separately from their spouses with five per cent of them doing so on a regular basis. Meanwhile, 51 per cent said they have never been on a trip without their partners and have no intention of doing so.
"Most couples spend a lot of time together and some feel they need some time off from each other from time to time," Slater + Gordon said in a statement. "Being in a committed relationship does not mean that a couple had to do everything together."
It is true that absence can make the heart grow fonder, but the mere thought of vacationing separately could strike fear into the hearts of couples who may think it is an indication that their relationship isn't working and needs a time out. Holidaying separately may also bring out some insecurities about fidelity: "What if my partner cheats on me while he/she is away?"
Personally, I wouldn't mind going on a trip without my partner provided there is a constant stream of communication. What are your thoughts on this topic? Let us know in the comments.