Why does the thought of their boyfriends going on holiday with a group of his lad friends strike fear into the most trusting of girlfriends?
Well the answer is pretty simple – we’ve been on girls’ holidays, and we’ve SEEN what lads get up to on these trips away.
However, this doesn’t mean that your boyfriend is going to be up to no good aswell. If you trust him he’s obviously earned it, so he’s not going to throw it away on some week in the sun. But if you’re dreading the thought of a sleepless week at home, while he parties into the early hours with his friends, read these tips on how to deal:
Agree on how often you’re going to keep in touch
It can be awkward keeping in touch when you’re in different countries, but if you agree to text or call every morning or whatever time that suits it will ease your mind. There’s nothing worse than waiting hours for him to text you back, especially when he wasn’t expecting you to text in the first place, and left his phone in his hotel room.
Make your own plans
Use this opportunity to indulge in some ‘me time’, catch up with friends, do some shopping, go on a girls’ night out! That way when he’s regaling you with tales of his wild nights out in Ibiza, you’ll have some of your own to throw into the mix!
Voice your concerns
If you express your concerns to your boyfriend, this can help. Things like strip clubs can be a worry, so tell him how you feel. Of course, you have to do this without making it sound like you don’t trust him to keep his pants on. Choose your words carefully.
Shower him with affection before he goes
Make sure he has a not too distant reminder of how great he has it at home. If he leaves after you’ve had a big bust up about the whole thing, this is NOT going to ease your mind at all (though it also doesn’t mean he’s going to sleep with someone else as soon as he steps off the plane).
Guys go on holidays all the time and the vast majority come back home with nothing more than a bit of sun burn. No guilty conscience. No STDs. No presents for their girlfriends (this however, is NOT ok!). You can’t control what he does, so just relax and enjoy the time alone!