Making a schedule and establishing rituals
Making a schedule may seem like an end to spontaneity but it’s not.
This allows you to establish your own lifestyle and rituals as a couple. It’s especially important if both the husband and wife are going to school and/or working. In this scenario, a schedule helps in setting time aside for each other during a fast-paced week of work and studies.
Some rituals couples can establish may include:
◾praying at least one prayer together
◾attending a study circle together once a week
◾deciding on a weekly menu
◾having a pancake breakfast every Saturday morning
◾setting aside one day on which no work or studying will be done
◾setting a day when both the husband and wife will clean up the house
◾setting a time to discuss finances and a budget
◾making a phone contacting during the day
◾deciding on a particular day and time once a month at least to visit each other’s parents
By discussing and setting up these rituals, couples learn how to talk to and feel responsible for each other. They also learn to become a team instead of two people living in the same with separate lives.