Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Relationship Do’s and Don’ts
DO make the effort to spend as much time together as possible. Quality time isn’t the issue. Shop for groceries together. Go on car rides together. Make dinner together. Long, romantic walks. Date nights. Home improvement projects. And, of course, making love.
DO show affection regularly and frequently. Kiss when you wake up. Kiss before you go to bed. Kiss before parting. Kiss upon reunioning. Kiss to show approval, or gratitude, or conciliation.
DO function as a partnership. Make decisions together. Plan together. Negotiate, compromise, search for the win-win.
DON’T exclaim, in response to your wife’s observation that Jennifer Jason Leigh is divorcing: “Dang! Isn’t timing a bitch? I’m beginning to think that Jennifer and I will never be single at the same time!” Don’t do that.