If you take your marriage seriously as a lifelong commitment and, let’s be honest, lifelong piece of work, you know how many advice books are out there. Because experts have already covered the deep insights, I’d like to share something fun.
When we were dating, my husband, “Lovey,” started our high-five tradition. I don’t think he imagined how it would stick; he was just being playful. I think that’s exactly why we enjoy it so much.
High fives are pretty common in our culture, but our game has specific “rules.” We started the habit while watching shows together. One of us would guess an outcome such as, “There’s no way they’re actually gonna to kiss. Someone’s gonna come in and interrupt them.” And if someone comes in and interrupts as predicted, the one who made the prediction gets a high five. (In case you’re wondering, we watch “Castle.”)