Why Girls’ Getaways Are Still Important When You’re Married
It devastates me when I hear some women say they won’t travel without their partners. In one way, I get it because vacation days are hard to come by and traveling one trip with friends and a second with your partner is expensive. But, it’s well worth the cost. There are just things you can do on a girl’s weekend that you can’t do on a romantic weekend, or even a couple’s retreat. Here is why girls’ getaways are crucial even when you’re married.
What good is a getaway if you don’t get to wear everything sparkly and shiny and fringed that you own? But your partner never appreciates those things! Girls’ getaways mean women who go just as nuts over your pink cheetah sarong as you do. And they photograph it.
Getting ready together
You almost never get ready with your girlfriends once you’re married. You get ready at home, with your husband shaving off to your side. But all the best jokes are made, and all the best gossip happens when you’re trying eyeshadow on.
Eating crap by the pool
You’re filling up a Costco cart with every type of chip and cousin of the chip that exists for this trip because it’s girls’ weekend!!! You don’t mind being bloated in a bikini. Besides, that’s what the cheetah sarong is for. Duh.
You can appreciate spa day
Your partner practically wants a medal for sitting through a facial. Your girlfriends, however, bathe in the after-facial glow, enjoying the amenities in the locker room, the water with the fruit in it, the free skin products, the sauna. Hey, those amenities came with the cost of the treatment. You’re enjoying them, damnit.
Free flowing conversation
There are certain topics you only delve into with your girlfriends. Then there are certain topics you only delve into when you have all of the time in the world, no appointments to get to, and feel free to let your mind wander on vacation. Put the two together, and you and your girlfriends might get into some deep conversations you haven’t had in years.
Ones with umbrellas and skewers of fruit and bright blue mixers. Your partner never wants those—your girlfriends slip the poolside server a $50 to keep them coming.
Free stuff, without the club
If you’re beyond clubbing age, or just over the club scene, your ways to get free stuff as a woman are limited. At a club, you get invited to some guy’s table for free bottle service and appetizers. The only other place that happens for a large group of women is on vacation! At restaurants, or by the pool, people nearby just want to help your fun along, and they sound a round of drinks to the 15 sun hats laughing by the bar.
No shaving on vacation
But are you listening? No shaving ON VACATION. Going on vacation with your partner means double shaving. Your bikini line needs to be on point, and you have to shave your legs because, guess what? You’re on vacation, so he’s taking the time to feel your legs during foreplay. A girls weekend, however, means no shaving on vacation. That’s double vacation.
You don’t get slumber parties after a certain age. But you do when you go on a girl’s weekend! You fit four to six women sharing two king size beds and some roll aways in a suite, and you feel like teenagers again.
The little bathroom things
The things your partner just doesn’t get and doesn’t find as funny or entertaining as you do, like when you leave on your zit cream because, hey, it’s skin-toned and can double as makeup.
Between all of you, you have some amazing products that would otherwise be too expensive to buy at once. You can try one person’s Chanel lipstick and another’s Dior face cream.
Making a mess
Why does it feel so damn good to sling thongs and heels and glitter everywhere? We don’t know. But it does. BUT our partners hate when we do it. With your girlfriends on a getaway, you can make a mess, and it’s fine.
Why do men get up at, like, normal hours on vacation? What is that? Women understand the important of 10 hour nights of sleep plus poolside naps if you’re going to keep the party going.
Complaining about your partners
Just a little healthy complaining. Just a little time to discuss how annoying it is that he always needs to seem to take a dump right before sex or whatever the thing is. You’ve got to let it out!
Your backup plan
I don’t mean to be morbid but, it’s nice to spend time strengthening your bonds with female friends to remind yourself, “If anything ever happens to my partner, I have these ladies.” You know what? You have them either way, and that’s pretty incredible.