Goal Setting In Your Relationship

A goal is a desired result that we, as humans, envision. We set up goals for our career aspirations, our overall health and fitness lifestyle, and our financial stability. Naturally, it only makes sense that we create goals for our relationship. But let's be honest, how often does that happen? How often do we actually sit down together, discuss and create relationship goals, and work to meet these goals? If you're like me and Jason, the answer is never (gasp!). It's crazy to think that he and I have created career, fitness, and financial goals, but we have never created a single goal for the most important role in our lives! Luckily we realized how nuts-o we have been and created a list of our marriage goals that we want to share with you.

Goal 1: Pay off all of our debt. This is pretty self-explanatory, but this is such a huge topic in any relationship. We don't want money to create any issues between us, so we set a goal to pay off all of our debt by the end of the year.

Goal 2: Have a date night once a week. Since we don't have any kiddos yet this one is pretty easy for us, but once in a blue moon the stresses of everyday life get in the way and can take over our free time. We always make sure to have some uninterrupted alone time either at a restaurant, biking through trails, or even having a fun date night at home.

Goal 3: Household chores. Since we both work we normally try to split chores 50/50. Sometimes taking care of chores is exactly 50/50, other times they're 90/10, 30/70, 60/40, you get the point. But we always make sure that if we are both home together, we help each other out no matter what.

Goal 4: Family goals. As mentioned earlier, we don't have kids yet. But we definitely want some little turds running around in the near future. Even though we don't really have control over when we get pregnant, this is still a topic that we have discussed and planned out.

Goal 5: Household projects. We always talk about different things we want to change around the house, but have never gotten around to it. We finally mapped out exactly what we want to do and set a plan to finally get started on these projects.

Like I said earlier, these are goals my husband and I created for ourselves. Feel free to take some (or all) of our goals and apply them to your marriage, and definitely make sure you get started on goal setting today!

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