Whether you’re traveling with family or your partner, chances are at one point or another you’re bound to disagree. If you’ve traveled with others, you’ll find that sometimes people forget they’re on vacation and let disagreements turn into arguments. Regardless of whether you’re on a cruise together or at a resort, things can get pretty uncomfortable. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through those murky waters:
Give each other some space. The tactics that typically work at home also work overseas. Walk away and give each other some time to cool off. This will keep a relatively minor situation from escalating into an extremely uncomfortable one.
Listen. After you’ve spent some time apart, take a brief moment to speak about the issue at hand. You’ll be surprised how far listening can take you. Most of the time misunderstandings are due to miscommunication.
Adjust your attitude. It’s easy to get so overwhelmed by the details of planning a trip that even the minute becomes a source of stress. Are you being reasonable? Are you making the most of your time away? Your attitude plays a huge role in how you perceive your getaway.
Have you ever been angry while on vacation? If so, how did you cope?