Create Rituals for Your Relationship

February 24th, 2013 by admin in Marriage, Relationship, Ritual
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Do you have daily rituals?

Maybe you start your day with coffee, do yoga at noon or read your email before bed.

What about rituals for holidays or special occasions?

Maybe you make a special meal for Christmas, create resolutions of New Year’s Day or practice gratitude on Thanksgiving.

What about rituals for your relationship?

Maybe you have a special way to celebrate you anniversary – dinner out, viewing your wedding video or reading letters you wrote to each other on your special day.

What about every day rituals for your relationship?

Do you share meals?  Do you start your day together?  Do you end your day together?

Daily rituals are a wonderful way to feel connected with your partner. Here are a few ways to slow down, check-in and connect even when life is busy.

  • Greet your partner when you come home. Go to your partner when you come through the door. Share a hug, a brief conversation or a kiss.
  • Share mealtimes. Have breakfast or dinner together.
  • Cuddle at the end of the day. Spend some time snuggling on the couch or in bed (this can also be a ritual for starting your day together).
  • Go to bed together. Share a little bit about your day or name a few things for which you are grateful.
  • Be physical every day. A hug, a kiss, some cuddling or some sexual connection – they all go a long way toward feeling connected.

Daily rituals don’t have to be complex or time consuming.  If you have more time on the weekend you can enjoy more lengthy or relaxing rituals.  Commit to Sunday brunch, a weekly date night, or a special walk/outing.  Make your relationship rituals a priority and your partner will feel like a priority.

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