Been Cooped Up With Your S.O.? You Might Want To Take A “Solomoon”

Given the amount of time spent at home the past few months, a revival of the solomoon seems like a timely idea, as places open up around the country. (You don’t even necessarily have to go far—a solo staycation can totally be a thing!)

The space the trip will give you and your partner will help cultivate the healthy differentiation, Muñoz says, adding: “[Solomoons] have the added benefit of allowing your partner to also reconnect with themselves in your absence and have some time with themselves. They’re a way to remember who you are distinct from your relationship, beyond the roles you take on in your partnership.”

If all the time spent with your partner has you feeling like you need to get back in touch with yourself, solomoons provide an excellent opportunity to do just that. Muñoz notes they’re perfect for checking in and being present with yourself rather than checking out or avoiding problems and negative emotions.

“Just as a honeymoon is a time of expressing love and celebrating a union,” she says, “a solomoon is an opportunity to celebrate your connection with yourself, to care for yourself, to nurture yourself, and to shower yourself with love without having to worry about your partner.”