What You Can Learn About Your Partner On a Road Trip

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There’s a popular saying that if you can survive a long road trip with your partner, then you’re compatible with one another. But why is this the case? What is it about a long road trip that enables you to discover things about your partner that you couldn’t before? There are a lot of deep elements to this question, and we’re going to address them right now.

The Boredom Test

When you’re in a relationship with someone, it usually starts off with a beautiful “spark” phase. This is the phase where everything is fresh, new, and exciting. You’re looking at your partner with all kinds of giddy affection.

But when you’re on a long road trip, there are going to be moments of boredom. As fun as it can be to blast tunes on Spotify, eventually you need a break from music—and this makes way for silence. How will you and your partner deal with boredom together? Will this be a “comfortable silence”, or an “uncomfortable silence”? It will be a time of intense cohesive reflection, and this can sometimes reveal beautiful things about your relationship.

The Sacrifice Test

There will be times throughout your trip where one of you will have to make a sacrifice. If you’re driving at night, who decides to take the wheel? And how do they handle this role? With disgust and anger, or with selflessness and happiness? This, too, will help you learn a lot about your partner.