Friday Five. It may be informational, entertaining, inspirational, or some combination. It may be five related thoughts, or five random topics. But it will be short. And it will leave you with a new thought, idea, or smile on your face.
1. If you and your spouse have decided that in 2014 you would be more deliberate about hanging out with other couples, here’s an entertaining option. Apples to Apples is a fun game with simple rules that can be played with 4 to 10 people. Enjoyable at any time, it’s an especially good choice for people who don’t know each other well – it provides plenty of opportunity to learn about each other and just what kind of sense of humor everybody has!
2. Are you – maybe unintentionally – exiting your relationship while you’re still there? Check out psychologist Charlotte Lankard’s recent article ‘Exits’ Can Kill Intimacy and see if anything sounds familiar. Click here to read the article online – it’s a quick read.
3. It’s called ‘reciprocity.’
4. If one of your couple’s New Year Resolutions was to do something good for yourselves, this may be a product for you. If your mate loves sweets but you both agreed to cut back, Small-Batch Baking by Debby Maugans Nakos may be just the cookbook for you. Great recipes for miniature pies, scaled down cakes, and mini batches of cookies allow you to treat your spouse on special occasions to a mouth-watering dessert without having the diet-busting temptation of leftovers.