End the day right with positive vibes. Not only should couples start the day on a positive note, but they should also end the day with a ritual designed to create warm feelings for each other. Having been together for 13 years, Scott and Liz share their nightly ritual. Each spouse tells the other the reason why they love him or her every night, no exception.
Share common hobbies. Even though they have only been married for six months, Smith and Harris have discovered the secret of happiness: bonding over a shared ritual. This couple combines their love of cooking and music to create time to spend together. Several times during each week, the couple unplugs from the digital world, puts on some music, and cooks dinner together. The couple says that this ritual helps them to better “focu[s] on each other.”