The Church of England has produced a guide to help couples prepare properly for the rigours of modern marriage (Sunday Telegraph). The guide, titled 'Growing Together' comprises a modern day set of Ten Commandments.
Thou shalt decide who does the household chores.
Thou shalt talk about sexual 'turn-ons' and 'turn-offs'.
Thou shalt consider a joint bank account.
Thou shalt go to a sex counsellor if having problems.
Thou shalt look to improve relations with the in-laws.
Thou shalt prioritise sex, sport, career and children.
Thou shalt remember that communication is vital.
Thou shalt write a budget to show how money will be spent.
Thou shalt discuss whether you want to be buried or cremated.
Thou shalt honour thy 10-year plan.
So its all about who cleans the toilet, sex, money, sex again, the in-laws, sex yet again, watching the rugby, talking (does arguing count?) , money again, and finally death. Covers most things I suppose. Any better ideas?