At Coupling Connection,
we believe that the single most important factor in transforming
an ordinary relationship into an Extraordinary one is intention,
followed by action.
The POWER of Priorities
lead a successful life, you must make intentional choices
guided by what you value, day in and day out. By making your
relationship the top priority, you are giving it the best
chance to blossom into the lasting and satisfying connection
To make your relationship the top priority, it requires intention
(or effort) and commitment. One of the best ways for you to
exercise both intention and commitment in your relationship
is to establish connection-enhancing rituals that strengthen
A romantic ritual is anything that you and your partner
have agreed to engage in on a routine basis that strengthens
your connection. Rituals can be big or small. To make something
a ritual implies that both partners have expectations that
the activity will occur in a similar fashion on a consistent
schedule (whether it be daily, weekly, or monthly). Most couples
have some type of romantic ritual(s), even if they have not
outwardly stated their intention to do so. Some examples include:
goodbye before leaving in the morning
- Showering together
- Leaving love notes
- Weekly dates
- Eating dinner together and trading stories of
- Flowers every Friday
- Taking a bike ride after dinner
The possibilities for romantic rituals are endless
and each couple chooses unique activites that make them feel
loved and connected.
Add a Ritual Today!
to add one new romantic ritual to your relationship today.
Talk to your partner about what would feel good and be meaningful
for your relationship. Intentionally commit to engaging in
that activity for a trial period. Notice what it feels like
to give and receive this ritual.
Need some help getting started? Want some creative
ideas? Check out the marriage rituals section on the SmartMarriages
Want to learn more about how to make intentional
choices that will strengthen your relationship? Read Dr.
William Doherty’s keynote address on the SmartMarriages
website, or see his book: The Intentional Family.
Have a great ritual you already engage in? Share
your favorite rituals by emailing us and we will include them
in an upcoming e-newsletter!!