In the USA is a new, remarkable phenomenon appeared: newlywed couples leave on their own - yes, without the new husband - on vacation. The New York Times speaks of a "solomoon" or " unimoon’. The main explanation for this bizarre phenomenon? The partners just want to do something else. To the good a cliché to say: the man wants an adventurous trip to Alaska, while the wife would rather relax on the beach with a cocktail (or one, two, three) in hand.
That argument also went on for lovebirds Irene O'brien and Mel Maclaine. They say in the article why they chose a unimoon. “We wanted different things”, sounds. Mel wanted to be in France to a football match go and have a look, and the new bride wanted a friend to visit in Toronto. Because they are not matched, they left separately on a trip. “We came home with a lot of stories, full of the energy of our journey. And we were supergelukkig to each other. It was the perfect, imperfect honeymoon.”No middle ground
For clinical seksuologe and psychologist Chloé De Bie it is the first time that they are of the phenomenon belongs. “In the past, this would not done have been. The fact that the unimoon now exist, fits in with the idea that the society ever individualistischer. We all need to be able to do what we want. Our own needs are more and more to the fore as important,” she responds.
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