Relationship Building Activities for Couples

Watching TV and movies together is not a good way to build a relationship with each other. The digitalization of media had not helped us build a stronger relationship with each other.

This is the same as why the World Health Organisation doesn't advise children below 2 to watch TV for more than 1 hour a day.

Our recommendation of activities to build a relationship between a couple is:

  • Plan for the future together on plain paper
  • Massage each other.
  • Plan for a baby.
  • Cook or bake together.
  • Play some games together.
  • Play quizzes or activities together.
  • Do something out of the routine (e.g. have a walk together at the park).

There is no silver bullet to it. Both of you need to allocate time together first.

Below is a useful table of exercise from the best-seller of "No More Fighting" which we loved.


EXERCISE: Tell your partner three ways you would like to begin taking better care of yourself in the next week. Notice any fears or assumptions that get in the way of considering these self-care activities.

Your Partner's World

EXERCISE: The Speaker discusses what types of responses make them feel both validated /heard /seen and invalidate /unheard /unseen. The Listener validates the Speaker throughout this process, beginning their validation with the words, What you're saying makes sense because...

Intimacy Issues

EXERCISE: Stare into each other's eyes for two minutes without turning away. It's okay to giggle, laugh, cough, clear your throat, mutter, mumble, grow restless or shift your body around as long as you do your best to bring your attention back to each other's eyes and to the moments of stillness between you.


Some items you can buy to kickstart your relationship building with each other.

The Big Activity Book For Couples Paperback

This activity book is a great way to get to know each other more.

Instead of boring movies, you can use this during date night

The couple's book is worth the money if both of you love cute and fun activities.

This fun book can be used during a road trip or force both of you to spend time together.

This is not for serious couples who cannot appreciate the fun and little things.

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Me, You, Us: A Book to Fill Out Together

This is highly recommended book for couples to share memories and conversations together.

The book is much fun and a great book for activities to fill up even before marriage. There are prompts to assist both of you.
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No More Fighting: The Relationship Book for Couples: 20 Minutes a Week to a Stronger Relationship

Fighting is inevitable in any relationship.

This best-seller is a simple yet highly recommend book by Alicia Munoz useful for every couple. 

It provides stories of couples. At the end of each chapter, there are also helpful exercises to help the couple communicate during the fighting. The guide 

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The Quiz Book for Couples

This quiz book is a fun way and great idea to know each other. It is a fun time filling during car rides.

You can explore new things and a way to get to know new things and see how much you know each other.

It is a great bonding time and recommended for any couples.

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A Year of Us: A Couples Journal: One Question a Day to Spark Fun and Meaningful Conversations

Another book by Alicia Munoz that provide something to do daily. The questions in this book is a great way to know your partner better.

There are thought provoking questions and fun questions. You can write the answers while your partner is answering the questions.

This acts a journal and conversation tool to build a connection with your partner.

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I Wrote a Book About You — A fun, fill-in-the-blank book.

This is a great gift for someone special, when you filled it up. It is super cute and unique gift that make you think about your partner.

Your partner will find it sweet and thoughtful when it arrived on their hand. Of course, men don't show their joy usually but they will absolutely loved it 

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Sky Hoon
He is happily married and have 1 child. He went through the pre marriage counseling and found it useful and wished to share to others in their marriages