I went with my boyfriend this year for my first, and his second, burn. I read the relationship guide on the main site (See link below) And it helped a lot... They say you grow together or grow apart and we definitely grew together! Here are a few highlights:
:idea: COMMUNICATION: Know when to talk and when to stop. If you are both clear on what your intent is for going, how you are feeling along the way (mentally, physically, spiritually) and you are both honest about what happens, its pretty easy. The hard part is being honest with yourself!
:idea: Dates vs Space: Give yourself time to explore! Time to run off and experience the famous Playa Serendipity! But make sure before you leave that you touch base, best bet to set up a date- "Ill meet you at the camp at sunset" (because im assuming those with watches wont be able to find them by day 2). Plan time together to grow together, and time apart to fulfill your individual needs. **BY FAR THE BEST ADVISE**
:idea: (as read above) Watch Out for Each Other- Water, food, sleep... these are NECESSARY! Despite what the little blue and pink pills say, you need to sleep. Do it for yourself, and do it for your partner. I did find that whe i was dehydrated or tired, i didnt want to be told what to do so we had an emergency eject button! A safe word/term that lets the other one know you are coming from a place of love, but then don't seem happy. I did this because "Calm Down" or "you're being a bitch" infuriate me! :evil: So it can be something as simple as "Pineapple" or for me (i have blood sugar issues) "When was the last time you ate sweetheart?" If you both agree to check yourself when you heard that phrase/word... all is good!
Hope it went well, and good luck to those in the future! I cant wait to go back with my guy! :wink:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/e ... ships.html