From day one, separate bank accounts, separate vacations, clean bathrooms and (seriously guys, this makes a bigger difference than you can imagine) Clean Sheets!I never thought I would post a non guitar/music related post on this forum but, here I go.
I have been married for 3 1/2 years but my wife and I have been together now for almost 11. In that time she has traveled often for work while I have never been anywhere by myself outside of playing local gigs. It never occurred to me that should be something to do, take a personal trip by myself. All the vacations we have taken since we have been together have been either as a couple or with her stepson but have never taken our own solo trips. Granted, work trips are different than non-work trips but you are still going away by yourself for a few days. My neighbors who have been married for over 30 years mentioned it last night as a way for me to recharge my batteries. Not to go into that much detail here but in a few words, my marriage has been under a lot of tension lately, mostly due to my wife's work (it's a pretty high-stress job at times) and other things. So now I am thinking a solo weekend trip might be a good idea.
For all you other married people in this forum, is this something you do or have done? Or do you travel with your significant other all the time when it's not work-related?
Another good practice, NEVER hang up the Phone when you are Angry.
As far as the separate Vacation thing goes for us, small getaways with Friends for a weekend.