Creating and engaging in your own traditions will help strengthen your bond with your partner. Traditions unite family members, span generations, and create memories. Humans enjoy a certain amount of predictability and traditions build stability. Just remember that it should be equal parts commitment and fun.
Creating your own traditions can be a bit of trial-and-error.
- Start with something simple. When you try to get too elaborate, the chances of the tradition sticking is reduced.
- Make it something everyone agrees with. If you attempt to override someone’s objections, they’ll get you back by not participating.
- Write out what the tradition is. Include day, time, participants, and general rules. Don’t make the rules too inflexible.
- Participate in your tradition, evaluate what works and what doesn’t. Revise your tradition as necessary.