Enriching your marriage by creating shared meaning

May 10, 2018 at 11.47pm by in Dating advice

The holiday season is rich in symbols and meaning that is both universal and particular to each marriage and family. These symbols and rituals are part of the shared meaning of a marriage and family. Creating shared meaning is the basis of a sound relationship where the important dreams, narratives, myths, and metaphors about our relationship and family find a home.


Here are four ways that couples can build a stronger relationship with shared meaning:

  1. Creating daily or weekly rituals of connection will enable you to build shared meaning. Carve out time to be together and spend time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.
  2. Implementing your shared goals can help you to be a stronger couple with a purpose. Regardless of what your shared vision or goals are, they can strengthen your bond.
  3. Sharing a common dream or vision for life can help you gain a healthy perspective. Creating a larger context of meaning in life can help couples to avoid focusing only on the little things that happen.
  4. Talking about your shared vision can foster attunement. Couples who talk about their hopes and dreams with one another openly are more likely to be happy and less likely to be struggling. Taking time to process your dreams can bring you closer.

Maintaining a Deep Connection to Your Partner

However, while a new relationship is often exciting having a deep and meaningful connection with your partner can infuse your relationship with love. Developing shared meaning over a longer period will sustain a deep connection in your marriage.

Couples who take the time to develop shared meaning and goals are more likely to cultivate intimacy – a hallmark of a matured and lasting love.

We watch out for our client’s best interest.

We are always glad to help you with any advice. Feel free to read our blog

Commenting rules

Members comments are welcome and we encourage comments and discussions.

We ask that you put some thought in to your posts and that you follow these commenting rules and guidelines:

  • Refrain from personal attacks on other contributing members
  • No names or contact details of site users
  • No links to other sites
  • No unsubstantiated claims that have not been reported to us previously at [email protected]

Failure to comply with these rules may result in your comment not being published.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.