Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 85: Explorations
One of the greatest perks of being married is that you get a partner with whom you can discover and explore fun activities for couples such as:
Hiking / Backpacking for Couples
Does the idea of hiking on a sunny, breezy trail that is miles away from civilization excite you?
Hiking can be a wonderful opportunity for a couple to spend uninterrupted time together and get to know each other better. Nothing brings out personal weaknesses and strengths like navigating difficult terrain while carrying a 20 pound back pack. However, with proper communication, you can learn how to capitalize on each other’s strength and accept each other’s weaknesses.
Hiking as a couple requires a good amount of advance planning. Before embarking on your hike ensure that you have all the necessary equipment. Also discuss how you are going to handle common problems such as pack weight and fatigue as well as how you are going to share chores. Figuring these things out before hand enables you to avoid tensions and disagreements.
Scuba Diving for Couples
If hiking or backpacking is not your cup of tea and you would much rather explore the underwater world, you can try scuba diving. There are several companies that offer Scuba diving excursions for beginners without the long hours of training and numerous tests.
We can all use some stress relief every once in a while. The weightlessness and tranquility of the underwater world makes scuba diving one of the best ways to release stress. You get to leave the world behind and escape to a relaxing environment that soothes your mind and muscles.
Camping for Couples
If you are a couple that enjoys fun outdoor activities and is looking to spend quality time with one another, camping may just be the way for you to do it. It requires a lot of team work but it can also be very rewarding for your marriage.
Camping, like most fun activities for couples requires quite a bit of advance planning. For instance, you need to identify a peaceful campsite that has all the facilities that you need to be comfortable. Depending on the campsite that you choose, you may or may not need to bring a tent. However, if you do bring your own tent, make sure it is easy to set up. You don’t want to spend the first few hours of your camping trip trying to figure out how to set up your tent.
If you plan to make your own dinner, be sure to bring food supplies. You don’t have to make a gourmet meal: Beans on toast will do just fine especially if it is your first time camping. Don’t forget to bring marshmallows for the two of you to roast on the open fire as you enjoy each other’s company.
When you get married, your spouse becomes your partner in “crime.” If there are any fun activities for couples that you have always wanted to try but never had the right partner, this is your opportunity. On the other hand, if you have always enjoyed fun outdoor activities, marriage gives you an opportunity to share your interests with your spouse.