Create goals as a couple. Instead of writing down individual goals when New Year’s Day rolls around, happily married Joe and Kaitlin sit down together to write their collective goals for the next year. The couple says that doing so helps each other feel supported in both personal and professional endeavors. They credit this ritual for helping them achieve their highly-successful professional lives.
Create rituals that recognize personal preferences. How does a morning person learn to live happily together with an evening person? By creating rituals that pamper the other during their favored time, say Laura and Drew, who have been partners for six years. In the morning, night owl Laura takes special care to make Drew’s morning happy, while early bird Drew does the same during evenings for Laura.