According to therapist Jeanie Winstrom, a couples therapist with 16 years of experience, everything from awful or missed flights to shared positive experiences can help build permanent bonds and strengthen relationships. Seems like a great excuse to book a vacation, right?
"It can be amazing for couples to travel together. Traveling can take them out of the day-to-day stress of life and into a new environment. I have seen couples discover and rediscover amazing connections and have breakthroughs that they did not have or could not have at home," she says. "Couples can connect over common experiences while traveling — the cancelled flight seems much more tolerable somehow when you have your partner with you to endure the delay together."
Marie Reyes, of The Real Housewives of Dallas, couldn't agree more, and shared her feelings with Jet Set exclusively: "Nothing brings my husband and I more intimacy than when we travel."
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