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1.) Get fit. In other words, motivate each other. Or compete against each other, but make a habit of working out together. Not only do you gain a work-out partner (a sure way to keep an exercise regimen), but you also have a scheduled date multiple times a week. Besides that, a gym is a great place to learn about each other’s character. Find a YMCA or Lifetime near you.

2.) Join a team. Columbus is host to many recreational teams, including volleyball, softball and kickball. (Try Sports Ohio or Columbus Sports and Recreation.) But, don’t feel limited to sports. Compete on a fantasy football or euchre league. Being on the same team (literally) can help in tackling figurative team issues.

3.) Support each other. If your spouse coaches a team or is a chronic volunteer, go to the events – happily and freely. That consistent, willing support says more than flowers or chocolates ever could. For Columbus volunteer opportunities, click here. For volunteer opportunities through Disney parks, click here.

4.) Indulge. In ice cream, coffee treats, movies or long walks. Make a Saturday ritual that will help you survive the work week, and will have you looking forward to alone time with your loved one. Try Jeni’s ice cream or Stauf’s Coffee Roasters (both Columbus favorites).

A relationship is not a steady path, but a couple’s willingness to compromise and find common ground certainly makes that road a little easier to navigate.

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