Re: Girlfriend not replying my messages first
How are the conversations in the relationship looking? If the conversations go stale, she may lose interest in you. Try to flirt with her and make things fresh again, like they were way back when the relationship was beginning.
All too often, guys and girls get comfortable once the relationship has started, and they end up not putting that much into keeping the ball rolling. Eventually, we roll into the same mundane routine, sprinkled with the occasional date or "I love you". It can drive one or both of the partners crazy, but they won't flat out admit it because they are afraid of hurting the other partner's feelings.
Although you're going on a trip, try to spice things up starting now. When you're with her, all of a sudden tell her that you two are about to do something spontaneous. When you're talking to her or texting her, do so as if you want her to be your girlfriend, like she is not already in your grasp. Try this out for a week and see what happens with her responses.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X