7. Crave The Feeling of Camaraderie
Create a playbook for a team of two. Look at the big picture in life and set realistic and time-conscious goals. Set them in all areas of your life - finances, family, careers, travel, health, and retirement. You'll feel that sense of closeness and companionship while setting them.
Setting goals acknowledges that you couldn't do it alone. As you reach those goals there is no better feeling than reaching your goals together.
Example: Finances can be overwhelming. You may both want a new car, a vacation to Hawaii, to remodel your kitchen, do some landscaping in the yard, pay off existing debt... make a list and rank importance of these wants to put in perspective what you both decided is appropriate for now, the next year, in 5 years, 10 years, and later. A brainstorm session of how you can save money and tackle your first goal will get the ball rolling.