July 29, 2017Driving Together: How to Deal with a Partner on the Road
Driving for extended periods can be nerve-wracking, even for the most experienced drivers. If on top of that one is condemed to driving with a partner on the road, and he has to deal with him the whole time, the annoyance meter tends to soar
Since trucking together can work into everyone’s benefit, we felt it necessary to share some tips on how to deal with spending time and driving with a partner on the road.
Driving with a Partner on the Road: Make Friends
The best road trips are usually the ones you can share with friends. People who are generally into similar things and people you already know are the ones easier to tolerate for extended periods.
When faced with a long road ahead, sitting next to a stranger, whose name we already forgot, might not be the most encouraging thing. If you’re caught in this situation, the easiest thing you can do is try to make a friend while driving with the partner on the road.
Spark up a conversation, talk about things you like to talk about, and see if the person catches on and continues the discussion. You’ll be chatting each other’s boredom off, and you’ll have completed the trip in no time. Make the first move and take it from there.
Driving with a Partner on the Road: Play Games
If you can’t spark a conversation with your partner on the road, try playing some games. Hopefully, they’ll be into passing the time in a fun way.
You can play classic games such as 21 questions, where you use 21 questions to figure out what someone is thinking about, or games such as the singing game. In this game, a person starts singing a song, and the next person uses the last lyric to continue into a different theme and so on.
This is nice because you don’t have to be into the same kind of music.
Driving with a Partner on the Road: Create a Schedule
If you’ve run out of ways to bond while driving with a partner on the road, and you just can’t seem to spark up any kind of chemistry, the least you can do to make your trip more comfortable is to create a schedule.
Compromise is the key here since you’re sharing common space with only one radio. By making a schedule, you can take both of your interests and schedule them at different times.
If you have other music choices, split the time and share the radio – one hour for you, one hour for the partner on the road, and so on.
Agreeing on when and where to stop while driving with a partner is also essential to ensure you’re not stopping too much for no reason. Agree on when the right time to stop for a break is and schedule breaks accordingly.
People will want to stop at times other than your scheduled times since nature can call on you at any time. For this issue, give yourself and your partner on the road a certain amount of sides stops and use them for when you need them.
If you’re finding yourself having to drive long periods with a partner, check out some of these tips and see if they can help make your driving experience a little more comfortable.