Many studies have been conducted to explore the concept that couples who share a common interest are more likely to have prolonged relationship success. While there is no one absolute reason why one marriage fails while another one prevails, there does seem to be a correlation between couples who can bond over a common interest and those that cannot.
Even something as simple as a TV show can provide a foundation. If you and your partner get invested in a TV show together, you are working on an essential part of the relationship: common ground and compromise. It might seem like a stretch, but finding common ground with the little things could help you find common ground when it matters the most.
So what does woodworking have to do with that? Everything. Woodworking can be a wonderful way to practice productive therapy. You will get the opportunity to put your hands to work, make something beautiful and functional, while also problem-solving as a couple.
If shared interests don’t seem like enough to salvage a problematic relationship, some couples may move on to therapy. Attending therapy can help many individuals and couples, and one piece of advice they may receive is taking an interest in each other’s hobbies.
Woodworking can be relaxing and rewarding, plus it requires the patience and attention that parallels the patience and attention your relationship deserves. In this article, we’ll talk about some of our favorite woodworking projects you and your partner can try to increase your healing process.
First Things First...
Before you begin your project, you should take a few things into consideration.
Are you willing to spend money on a certain type of wood? Do you have access to the necessary tools? Have you discussed your desired project? Do you know where your finished product will go in the house? Would you rather gift the final product? Are you both willing to split the workload?