There are 168 hours in a week. How many do you devote to your relationship?
How much time do you devote to your partner in a single day? Life is hectic. Sometimes it can feel like we do not have any time for ourselves, let alone our partners and families. Yet, couples who have the strongest relationships find time to work on their relationship every day through shared interactions.
Couple rituals are shared interactions that are repeated and significant to both partners. The special things you look forward to as a couple and the everyday routines you follow are like threads that bind your relationship together. They do not have to be time consuming. In fact, you might be surprised how quickly just a few simple daily rituals can add up.
- What are 3 things you and your partner do together almost every day? (Examples: kiss, hug, talk about our day, eat a meal, share morning coffee)
- What are 3 things you do with your partner as traditions, things you look forward to and plan? (Examples: holiday or birthday celebrations, vacation)
- What are some things you wish you and your partner did together every day? Be specific. How could you and your partner begin these new rituals?
- What are a few new traditions that you would like to start? Be specific. How could you and your partner begin these new traditions?
Source: ELEVATE: Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level, http://www.nermen.org/ELEVATE.php
By: Nora Rhoades