You’re on vacation in Paris with your beloved partner. You just walked into Sainte-Chapelle and are overcome with the beauty of the stained glass in the sunlight. Your emotions are powerful and somewhat surprising, and you’re flooded with memories from long ago.
What do you do with your experience? Do you talk about it with your partner? Is he or she interested? How much do you say? And should you say anything about the surprisingly deep emotions and the powerful memories, which, as far as you can tell, are not directly related to the stained glass?
I’m a marriage and family therapist, and the copy editor for Bearleader. Daniela asked me what tools I might offer couples who want to use their travels as an opportunity to strengthen their connection to one other. So I’m beginning at Sainte-Chapelle and the overwhelming beauty of the stained glass. Such experiences are at the heart of why I love travel: the unexpected, the new, the emotionally moving, and, especially, being able to share such experiences with my best friend, my wife.