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01: How to Thrive in your Digital Nomad Relationship with Anat & Orr

Travelling and working online with your spouse –It sounds like a dream for many couples! The reality is that being together 24/7 isn’t that easy. We interviewed Anat & Orr, a Digital Nomad Couple from Israel who started their digital nomad journey journal in Thailand. In this episode we talk about how to create me-time, build community and find the next nomad destination together as a happy digital nomad couple.

“You need to put yourself in social situations that will allow you to find connections.”

An episode about Digital Nomads Couples

Anat and Orr are highschool sweethearts and started their digital nomad journey in April 2021. Before they took the leap together, they had put a lot of thought into how they wanted to live their digital nomad lifestyle. Even though they have been together for a long time, knowing each other really well and understanding all their personal and professional needs, it wasn’t always a smooth ride. They both experienced some challenges as a digital nomad couple and in this episode we cover
  • 24/7 together, me-time and quality time
  • Relationship changes after the nomadic change
  • Creating community and making meaningful connections
  • Understanding needs and expectations
  • Helpful tips for fellow digital nomad couples

24/7 together, me-time and quality time

It’s common for digital nomad couples to spend many hours in the same space. You can easily avoid this by working from a coworking space or cafe but since the restrictions, this isn’t always an option. Of course, it depends where you are in the world. When you’re 24/7 together it’s important to get a moment for yourself, also known as me-time. For Anat, me-time could be as simple as hopping on her yoga mat. Orr on the other hand likes to play the guitar. They also share that if they really need a moment for themselves, a walk in nature or running errands works.

Relationship changes after the nomadic change

Before Anat & Orr left Israel they have put a lot of effort into what a good nomadic lifestyle entails for them. One of these efforts was listing down their personal desires, dreams, and what they both need to feel happy and satisfied. This created a strong foundation for their new lifestyle. Of course, Anat & Orr experienced struggles but by communicating and being transparent it hasn’t impacted their relationship in a negative way.

Creating community and making meaningful connections

As a single traveler it’s probably easier to find community. Not only Anat & Orr agree with this but also Podcast host Nienke Nina experienced this. A piece of advice Anat & Orr give is to take initiative and put yourself out there. You can find Facebook Groups for expats, digital nomads or find community in a co-working space. Another great place to find fellow nomads is hostels. Anat shares that even though they can afford a hotel room, they sometimes choose to stay at a hostel because it’s easier to find community.
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Quick take aways of this episode

Ask yourself what makes you happy as an individual and as a couple. Collect this in a list and use this as a checklist to see if you’re still living up to your expectations.

Be conscious of how you spend time together. There are different ways of being togehter, you can have individual time but still be in the same space. You can be mentally and physically together, or just be in the same space but focus on your own thing.

Take initiative! As a couple, you are a unit and this makes meeting other people harder than if you are a single digital nomad. Use Facebook groups, co-working spaces, or stay at hostels even when you’re a couple. You can take turns so the burden isn’t always on you.

Find common hobbies and skills you want to learn. That’s a great way of quality time instead of just watching Netflix.

About Anat & Orr

In this podcast episode we interviewed Digital Nomad Couple Anat & Orr. They have been together for 10+ years and started their Digital Nomad Journey in April, 2021. Orr is working as a remote software developer and Anat is a online yoga teacher. They also help other couples thrive in their digital nomad relationship via their instagram @spice.and.toast


Quick links:

Follow their journey via Instagram @spice.and.toast

More of Anat & Orr’s life on YouTube

Meet your host Nienke Nina Instagram @nienkenninatravels

More Dgital Nomad Stories Instagram @digitalnomadsdaily