Another ritual that I thought would be uncommon, and, yet, is actually mentioned frequently!  It goes like this . . . take a delectable piece of food that only one of you has, and divide it in half . . . often at a restaurant, but could be anywhere.  Each eat a half (of the half).  Repeat.  When the morsel is too small to divide, one person eats the remainder – who eats the remainder changes, and is “negotiated” in an unspoken manner.  Some couples end this in a kiss. 


Principal Purposes Served

  • Create stable touchstones
  • Provide regular opportunities for play
  • Emotional money in the bank