I started thinking as Kathryne commented that we’ve been really happy recently in our marriage as to why that was. I’m sure there are lots of reasons but I think one of the causes of this is the fact that we’re working together towards a common goal. Not a general goal like “raising children” or “having a good marriage” but a very specific goal of transforming the way our family eats. It’s the same kind of feeling I remember having right after we started working on our plan to get out of debt.
Something about having a specific, near-term goal and working together to achieve it seems to bring us together. There’s nothing really deep or surprising about this. Mainly I just want to record this for posterity so that next time we seem to hit a bump in the road we won’t have to rediscover this highly effective tool.