Millennials get a ton of flack, all the time. Previous generations harp on this group for many reasons. Entitlement, laziness, and being self-absorbed are just some of the many, many, many reasons that millennials are constantly under fire.
Although many older generations claim to be superior to the millennial cohort, there is one thing that millennials rock at that preceding generations really do not: marriage. According to the American Psychological Association, the rate of divorce was between 40 and 50% in the year 2000. Since then, however, the divorce rate has started to steadily decline.
Although these stats demand further study, it can certainly be inferred that millennials have something to do with this trend. If you considered the age range of millennials, none of them would have been old enough to be married in 2000. Although shortly after that year, many of the oldest Millennials were of age to enter holy matrimony. This could possibly mean that there is a strong correction between millennials getting married and the decline of the divorce rate in the United States.
How exactly do millennials have such great marriages? They go on vacation together! In 2016, 24% of millennials planned on taking a romantic vacation with their partner, according to a survey administered by AARP. How does a weekend vacation equate to a happier marriage?
Here’s how, according to Your Tango.
Going on a couples trip allows couples to take time out of their busy schedules to really be with one another. There is nothing around but the two of you. You now can relearn things about each other that are forgotten or dismissed in the day to day monotony.
When was the last time you and your partner enjoyed a romantic couples getaway? A weekend vacation could be just what you need to add a little more romance to your marriage. There are so many activities to partake in on your vacation to enhance the romance. Get a couples massage together, lay on the beach together, or have dinner at a candlelit restaurant. Take advantage of opportunities like this, because when you get home, it’s back to work.
Due to the hustle and bustle of daily life, it may be difficult to get in some intimate time with your partner. However, you have all the time in the world to be intimate on your couples weekend away. With no distractions, no children, and no responsibilities, there is every opportunity to be with your partner in ways that may not necessarily always be possible at home.
Does a romantic weekend vacation away sound like something you need? Do you want to rekindle the passion in your marriage? Awesome, do it! Quit harping on millennials! They know what they’re doing, sometimes.