I heard from a young bride recently.
“We’d been married for 6 months and I was feeling lonelier than I had in a long while. My husband and I moved in together but continued our bachelor ways. He’d come home at the end of the day and head straight for the couch.”
She went on to tell me that one night she pulled out some of our linens she received as a wedding gift and set the table. When her husband came home, he did a double take as he passed the dining room en route to the den. He turned around, headed for the kitchen, poured a glass of wine for the two of them. He helped her finish cooking and then they sat down together. Problem solved. Start this simple tradition early in your married life. You’ll reap the benefits now and have good habits established when the craziness of the rest of your life hits you full speed.