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The $20 Road Trip – It Can Save Your Marriage


Every day – we all wake up with a routine that we normally follow. Maybe you wake up and take a shower, kiss your spouse and head out the door to work. Or maybe you take the time to make yourself breakfast, read the paper, and go on about your day. No matter what your daily routine is – it’s just that – a routine. And with routine – comes the ability to be comfortable within your life. We as human have a natural tendency to become comfortable in situations that we find ourselves in daily. It could be with your job, friendships, or even your relationship or marriage.


Herein is the problem that we all tend to face. When we become comfortable, we begin to find ourselves taking things for granted. But usually – it’s not you who notices, it’s someone else. This type of behavior has been known to destroy relationships and marriages from the inside out. And because of someone becoming comfortable – their partner also tends to create the same type mindset. When this happens – things like honesty, communication and trust begin to break down. It creates a pattern within us that ultimately can create chaos within our lives that we may not normally intend to create.

If you think back to your vows of your marriage, or maybe a promise you made to your partner, you will remember that you always promised to communicate with each other. You vowed to tell each other everything. But somewhere along the way, that communication has been lost. This is the very reason we become comfortable within our relationships and take things for granted. But all is not lost – there is hope.


Think about the first few weeks or months that you had first met your now partner within your life. Maybe you went to different places, or just drove aimlessly around – talking, getting to know one another for who you are. Somewhere along the way – that was lost, and the spark within your relationship was lost with it. But you can relive those moments, and rekindle the fire. And all it takes is just $20 to do so.

One the creative ways to return the romance back to your relationship is simple, and all it takes is just a little time and $20. It can be a game changer that saves your marriage and allows you to connect with your partner all over again. It’s taking a simple “road trip”. It doesn’t have to be across country or even within another state. In fact, the very state you live in is large enough to explore the area and see new sites. By placing $20 into your gas tank, and you and your significant other jump in your vehicle and go – it gives you a chance to reconnect by talking. Sometimes you may have to be the one who breaks the ice, or your partner may do it for you. Either way – it’s food for your soul and gives you the opportunity to turn your failing marriage around. Plus – you are reliving the past and creating a new bond with each other again.


By inviting your partner to enjoy the ride with you – you are creating the spontaneity within your relationship again, which may be one of the key reasons you fell in love. But this also gives you an opportunity to clear the air with issues that may be bothering you. Most often than not – relationships can be fixed with simple communication. By voicing your opinion, you can free yourself from the weight that you may feel as though you have within. This is a great way to inform your partner of some issues that may have been created – or just a simple way to reconnect all together. Use this technique to your advantage, and use it often. You will find that your partner will enjoy the time spent with you again and allows you to rekindle something that may have been lost along the way.

Remember – your relationship does not have to be complicated, and usually the relationship itself usually isn’t. It is us – as humans that make things complicated. A simple road trip can break the cycle of being comfortable and allow you change your relationship or marriage for the better. And all it takes is $20.

Let's discuss: How do you find time to reconnect with your significant other? 

Annmarie John
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  1. I really love this post because it is so true. Even something as simple as just being together, and in a car you don't have a choice BUT to talk (unless you turn on the radio lol). Sometimes just some quiet time away from the kids is such a great thing for a couple. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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    1. You're very welcome Jess and it's true. It does force you to talk unless you start arguing about what you're talking about. :)

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  2. I like it! Cassidy and I essentially fell in love on a road trip, which we took before we even knew each other. So that says something. When we get that chance again, it's hard not to connect.

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    1. That is so amazing Tamara and I'm glad to hear that it's worked for you.

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  3. You are absolutely correct that we take things for granted and we don't even notice it; other folks can easily detect these changes. Marriage is about experiencing life and its changes together, supporting each other, as well as loving each other unconditionally. Nevertheless, when we start taking things for granted, we begin to losing "the spark". I think a long drive or a road trip is the best way to ignite the fading spark in a relationship. It is affordable, allows you to talk with each other, listen to each other, experience different sights, be romantic, and more. Thank you for the great post :)

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    1. Thank you Akhil and you are right as well. After a while we do tend to take our significant other for granted and we lose sight of why we got together or got married in the first place. We do need something to help reignite the spark in our relationships and this is a really affordable way to do so.

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  4. This is such a great idea! What a fun way to reconnect with your spouse and enjoy time together.

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    1. Yes it is Pam and I'm glad you you like it.

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  5. I love this idea. I definitely agree that communication is one of the most important things. A road trip would be a great opportunity to start talking openly again.

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    1. Well unless that road trip turns into an argument you should be good. :)

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  6. My husband and I were just talking the other day about taking a road trip to Northern California. It won't be spontaneous because we talked about doing so in October, but it will be fun. I agree that communication is so important in keeping a marriage in a good place.

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    1. Without communication you really don't have a relationship. That trip to Northern California sounds like it will be fun for both of you.

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  7. I am thankful that our life is usually chaos and we very seldom have a routine. It has actually helped us to stay in contact with each other more, even if it is just a quick update on where we are headed. Communication was lost though when my husband and I worked together and we felt we did not need to talk because we already knew everything each other had done during the day.

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    1. That's how it is right now with me and my husband. Now that I'm no longer working and at home, it seems like we don't talk as much. Its time to change that.

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  8. I like the way you work in the couple here.
    It is important to stay connected.

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    1. Yes it is important to stay connected to your significant other.

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  9. Taking a break and doing something out of the ordinary really can make a difference. It's refreshing.

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    1. Yes it truly can Rosey and sometimes it's the monotonous routine that puts a drain on the relationship. Mix things up a little.

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  10. I love this idea. We used to go for drives all the time. It is nice to just get out and explore the city you live in.

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    1. And you're right. You'd be amazed at some of the things that you didn't know in your own little space. I recently found a really nice restaurant that was hidden away that I fell in love with.

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  11. You definitely have to make time with your partner, otherwise it can be tough. It takes work to make a relationship.

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    1. It truly does take a lot of work. It's not all a bed of roses and most people don't understand that, but taking the time to make the other feel special is a great way to connect.

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  12. spontaneity is great in a marriage. Super hard when you have a big family but it does but a fire in the marriage!

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    1. I can understand it being hard but sometimes you just gotta find a sitter and just do it!

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  13. With the twins on the way, we're realizing the importance of this now more than ever! I think it's key that BOTH parties realize it. If it's just one thinking about these things, it might not work so well :(

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    1. You are so right about that and I'm just so excited for you Kristen. I can't wait to see your twins when they get here.

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  14. I love this idea! My husband and I have a child with autism, so we literally went almost 15 years without a date! Now that he is older, it is easier for us to get away for a few hours.

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    1. And you really should get out. I also have a child who is autistic and I know what it's like. You do need that one on one time however with your significant other.

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  15. Such a wonderful idea that could work so good & so easy as well. Road trips are usually a lot of fun & I believe this could help you reconnect with your partner & have a great time together.

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    1. I personally think so as well and since this one is so inexpensive this works out perfectly for everyone.

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