Love and Travel

Edward Hasbrouck’s latest post on The Amazing Race touches on love and travel:

There’s certainly an argument that if you can stay in love through a trip around the world, you can stay in love for a lifetime. It doesn’t always work out that way, though: One of my friends who met their spouse while travelling has finally concluded that it just doesn’t work when they aren’t travelling together, and is getting divorced. Travel can stress test a relationship, but many couples have discovered in recent months that “sheltering in place together” can also stress test a relationship. The takeaway, I think, is that life on the road is not the same as life “at home”, whatever that means, and neither is a good test of the other.

From the number of my friends who’ve had perfectly fine relationships that self-destructed under the pressure of travel, I can attest to this.