- How does your spouse feel about it? Make sure you are open and honest with each other. Explain why you feel the way you do, and let them do the same.
- Would you end up feeling too guilty to enjoy your time away? If you are going to end up being a Mrs. Grumpy Pants, then the vacation will honestly not benefit anyone, especially if you have children.
- If you have kids, think about their well-being. If you notice that your children are in that summer funk, talk with your spouse about going away and helping the kids get through their separation anxiety. If you have it, imagine the kids!