Happy new year! Resolution-making and change may be on your mind this time of year. As the chaos of the holiday season subsides, take a moment to think about what shared meaning you would like to create in your relationship this year.
Talk about your goals together.
What would you like to accomplish as an individual this year? How can you support each other in those dreams?
What would you like to accomplish together?
Focus on what is truly meaningful for you, and what is realistic.
What rituals or regular moments of connection would you like to implement together? What would you like to keep doing?
When couples share a dream or vision for their future, the inevitable ups and downs of any relationship are more manageable. Even when the sea gets choppy, there’s comfort in knowing where you’re going and that everyone is on board.
- Create Shared Meaning
- Enriching Your Marriage by Creating Shared Meaning
- The Secret to a Meaningful Life Is Meaningful Relationships
The Relationship Minute from The Gottman Institute, dated 1 January 2020. You can sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.