Journaling for Two Couples Journals By Doreene Clement
Journaling is a powerful tool that can enhance our lives and support our well-being. It can also add to our relationships at home, work, and play. When we journal we are recording a relative reflection of our feelings and experiences. When we share those with ones closest to us, we learn more about ourselves and each other.
You can start a journal for just you and your partner to write in, daily or weekly, whatever you both agree to.
Couples Journals -
Keeping a couples journal with your partner can be a fun and interesting way to communicate and discover more about each other. Get a blank book and place it were it is accessible for both of you on a daily basis. Keep a pen with your journal. You can use same color of pen or each have a different color of pen to use. You can also designate colors of pens for certain feelings, i.e., green = growth, blue = sadness, orange = joy, red = anger - you get idea. If you are using different colored pens, write in front of your journal what you both have decided what each color signifies.
There are 2 ways to use your couples journal. You can each use a side of book, left page or right page, adding date each time you journal. Or you can journal after each other on same pages.
You will both need to discuss what you personally and collectively want to accomplish through using your couples journal. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish, what your goals and intentions are, write that in front of your journal. Keep in mind that what you want to accomplish can change, and if it does change, journal that change to each other.