A short break could help prevent you breaking up! A poll of 2,000 happily married couples by Headwater found time apart was as important for a successful, healthy relationship as holidays to ensure a partnership survives into the long-term.
Their winning formula includes taking a short break away together twice a year and eat out in restaurants at least three times a month. However, it doesn’t need to be sweetness and light the whole time as the average happy couple has at least one healthy argument a week.
And time with friends is as essential as time with each other. For those people who go on two holidays a year, 55% claim they are more likely to make time for each other on while away.
Of those polled 47% said they were friends with a partner before they became an item and eventually married, which may explain why 58% say they like to go away because on each occasion they are reminded why they love each other so much.
Headwater’s MD Catherine Crone said: “The research indicates what the happily marrieds amongst us have learnt over the years - that marriage is all about give and take, resolving anything that may be bothering you and making time for one another.”
“Sometimes stepping back from the daily routine can do couples the world of good."