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28 Fun and Practical New Year's Resolutions for Couples in 2023

Ready to strengthen your marriage but aren't sure where to start? Do you like making New Year's resolutions but always fail to stick to them? You'll love this post on New Year's resolutions for couples as I help solve both of these problems!

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What is a marriage resolution?

A marriage resolution is something you and your spouse commit to doing. It helps improve your bond and strengthen your relationship.

New Year's resolutions are all about improving yourself and setting goals. Why not make some resolutions that will directly help your marriage too?

How do you set a couple's goals for the New Year?

New Year planning for couples can be as fun or deep as you want it to be. First of all, sit down with your spouse and talk about what you'd like to improve in your marriage. What areas could use some work? This is not a judgemental conversation. Be open to hearing your spouse's feedback.

Next, think about what goals you'll set. You're more likely to stick to your New Year's resolutions if you create specific, attainable goals.

For example, the resolution to "get healthier" is too ambiguous and doesn't set a concrete path you can stick with. Instead, create goals that are measurable, such as "eat 2 servings of vegetables every day".

Don't make the resolution so hard to keep that you give up on it.

For each of the resolutions below, you'll find specific, measurable examples. You can easily alter them to make your own.

New Year's Resolutions for Couples

Below, you'll find both serious and fun New Year's resolutions for couples. I'd suggest picking a couple for 2023 and seeing how it goes.

1. Go on regular dates

Going on regular dates after marriage is so important.

Remember that at home dates count too! Here are some great ideas.

Example of an attainable goal: We will go on a total of 10 dates throughout the year: at least 4 have to be out of the house.

2. Exercise together

There are so many benefits to exercising together. Find some exercises you both enjoy and create a workout plan that you'll stick to.

If working out isn't already a habit, you'll want to start small with this resolution. And don't try to make it a goal to work out together every time if you don't like the same types of workouts.

Example of an attainable goal: Exercise together twice a week.

3. Check in with each other

Is work stress weighing down on your husband? Is your wife having a tough day with the kids? Make it a point to know what is going on in your spouse's day to day life.

A simple, "How are you doing?" text will go a long way. It will make your spouse feel important.

Example of an attainable goal: Ask each other "How is your day going" every day.