Dr. John Gray, a recognized relationship specialist, conducted a study that yielded this surprise finding. If it isn’t enough to get you into the kitchen with your spouse, I don’t know what is. Fortunately for me, my husband and I both enjoy cooking and enjoy spending time in the kitchen together. Even if only one of us is cooking, the other frequently joins us in the kitchen and we speak about anything and everything while the food is cooking. Over the years, I’ve discovered that our kitchen relationship has a significant impact on all aspects of our marriage.
Better communication has been the most noticeable change in my own marriage. Communication is important to success when cooking a dinner together, from choosing recipes to try to putting together a grocery list to the actual preparation of the meal.
This is especially true in your relationship, so it stands to reason that honing your kitchen communication skills will only improve your capacity to communicate effectively in other aspects of your life.
When you sit down together and draw out a menu plan for the week, you’ll be compelled to buy food on purpose, which is a practical exercise in conveying expectations to each other.