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Can you find love while travelling ?
Once I had realised that the travel bug had me in it's grips and there was no way for me to get out, I had a worry. Can you find love while travelling ? Is this why all my relationships never worked out? Is this why I am always single or dating? Am I destined to be alone forever? Travel is my love, does that mean there is no room for anybody else? I'm here to tell you that travel does not mean you will be alone forever and that it is very possible to find love on the road or not. In fact, Why listen to me... I have found several very in love and asked them the question "Can you find love while travelling ?"
It was when I read the book Love with a Chance of Drowning (Which I wrote about here along with other great books) that I realised travel does not stop love. It just means when you find that love, it will be twice as special.
If you have a love story to tell, please get in touch. I would love to read it and add it to the list
A few years ago I got a good job offer. One of the requirements was that I had to be abroad for a period. Specifically, I’d have to travel with my boss in Poland and Slovakia as interpreter and translator, because he couldn’t speak English. Back then I was already in a committed relationship with the man who’s now my husband and to be honest, at first I was afraid to tell him that I wanted to accept the job. He never said anything at all before, but all of my friends kept on telling me that this would draw us apart, making me feel guilty as if I was being too selfish.
When I finally mustered the courage to talk about the whole thing, he looked surprised. Why would he be angry with me? He trusted me and my judgement, so if I felt like going, then I should’ve just accepted, he was going to be waiting for me at home. I was baffled... and finally accepted the job. To be absolutely honest with you, it was a pretty tough period: I missed him a lot. Yet if I hadn't accepted, I know I would've regretted it, because it was an experience that taught me a lot.
When I got home, his best friend’s mom welcomed me with “You’re back! God bless you, I couldn’t stand it one more minute, he’s been moping around this whole time!”
Love, the real thing, should never stop us from doing anything. It is a feeling that comes with trust and if we feel so insecure to stop someone from traveling or from doing something on his own, well... then, maybe, something is wrong with our relationship!
I found love while travelling. Rather, it was our passion for travel that made us meet, explore new places while getting to know each other. We both give each other the space to explore. I feel, the occasional distance while doing solo trips cements our love for each other. While travelling together he pushes me to test my limits, to come out of my comfort zone. So, it`s a big NO! - love has never stopped me from travelling, on the contrary it has given me strength and motivation to go beyond where my shoes have been.
When I was going through my "love drought" and thought being single forever was my only fate as a traveller, this was one of my favourite articles from Nomadic Matt - Can you find love on the road? It's a fantastic and true accounting on finding love whilst travelling. You can also read all about the happy ending of my travel love story here
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