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Dating: Ready for the road test?

A reader sent me an article, Make or break? Travel tests your relationship and I immediately thought of the nightmarish trip that torpedoed a romance for me. Well, maybe not so much the road trip but the crazy trip personality my beau displayed did us in.

In hindsight, I am happy we traveled together when we did. Although we had only been seeing one another for a few months, the trip was eye opening, to say the least! Mr. Laid Back and mellow had another side to him. He pretty much behaved like a tyrant and I was starting to think he had an evil twin that showed up instead!

I agree with the author of the article, travel can be tricky when you are a new new couple. Unless you are feeling pretty confident with how things are going, putting your new relationship on the road could make or break the budding romance. Tread lightly!

When do you think it is appropriate to take a trip with someone you are dating? Is this more of a relationship thing or could it be a great activity to do with someone who is new in your life? Do you believe that traveling or road trips brings out a different side in people that you can’t really see anywhere else?

What was the best trip you took with someone you were dating? What made it so successful and what advice would you give someone to ensure a drama free road trip?

Happy Monday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

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Celisea

June 11th, 2012
4:47 pm

During the summer months my mama would give her list of demands before heading out to work….or else And funny thing is we were scared to NOT do them and she wouldn’t be home before like 3ish. LOL

No laying in bed late, house cleaned before watching cartoons, (for use little ones) playing outside extended to the front of our house and the house to the right and left. And one of the big kids had to stay behind and watch the young ones. She didn’t pick and choose just said somebody do it…lol Boy if it was a day of skating the neighborhood and somebdy had to stay back it was hell to pay…lol Our hair had to be comb (my older sisters gave me afro puffs) before going outside as well as a bath.

If ANY of that was NOT done, my mama was on it!

Leggs

June 11th, 2012
4:47 pm

I feel ya, disco!

Celisea

June 11th, 2012
4:50 pm

Robin Roberts was just diagnosed with MDS…some sort of bone marrow disease. She’s starting pretreatment, chemo and bone marrow transplant later. Wow…she just battled breast cancer. Hope she comes out okay.

I may have got some of that wrong. I’m typing as the radio is playing in my ear.

Leggs

June 11th, 2012
4:50 pm

Celisea ~ sounds much like my household. We had a list, I would cringe when I got the bathroom and had to clean out soapdish with soap scum in it…make me puke every time. To this day I won’t use soap that creates scum, nor will I leave a pot on the stove unsoaked (a big peeve of mine). I was the littlest sibling, but I had a mouth on me and I wasnt going to let my siblings get me in trouble because they were lumps on the log…no siree!!!

SlimUno

June 11th, 2012
4:52 pm

Leggs – Dang! She didn’t play I see. I guess you would’ve had to call her using a neighbors phone is something happened huh?

Celisea

June 11th, 2012
4:56 pm

Leggs – We took turns with the kitchen, bathrooms and dusting. The house had hardwood floors so that was assigned as well. Everything else was make your own beds/clean your own rooms. My mama always made her and daddy’s bed but we had to go in and dust and sweep once they left for work. If anything was out of place, we knew to put it away.

I was so happy when I was able to give the bathroom duties to my kid. She sooo sorry though with it that it irkes me. Just lazy. I keep latex gloves and sponges and Clorox cleanup so there’s no excuses in her mouth. It’s funny though my mama didn’t stand over us. If I’m not checking behind her it’s not even good enough to call half done. When we washed dishes we had to do clean the stove, the counter top, sweep and take out the trash. Doing the kitchen now means just what’s in the sink. No sweeping, cleaning the stove, taking out the trash or counter tops….UNLESS TOLD.

Leggs

June 11th, 2012
4:58 pm

Same here Celisea. It’s a shame we have to explain that cleaning the stove, sweeping, etc. is part of cleaning the kitchen, not just what’s in the sink. We were trained, we have to train them. However, back in our day we used a lot more common sense….

SlimUno

June 11th, 2012
4:58 pm

Yall have a good evening…I see the sun peeking out. Be safe!

Celisea

June 11th, 2012
5:00 pm

Celisea

June 11th, 2012
5:00 pm

Leggs – Your 4:58…exactly

Well folks, it’s time and I’m out of here!!!