Dads, do you have couch time with your wife? Just the two of you talking about your day, or about what’s happening tomorrow? You should. Several times a week.

In any case, if you do this at the end of the day, which my wife and I do, here’s my suggestion. Do it all the way at the end of the day. And by that I mean put your pajamas on, open up your bed, and if you have straightening and other things you’re going to do, do them.

That way, when you sit down with your wife, you can have the blessed feeling that everything else is done, and now it’s just you and her.