Have each person bring four sentimental objects to the meeting. They can include: music, a piece of clothing, an object, food, a photograph or a gift your partner gave you in the past. The whole evening is spent with people telling the story behind what they have brought and passing them around. If they brought music, play it. If they brought food, eat it. This is a fun way to tap into your memories and good feelings.
Music is a great secret weapon.
You have music at your fingertips. Play it, not just to celebrate when you are already feelin' groovy, but to pump those emotions back to the surface.
But toss the second set of earplugs, and share. It keeps you on the same couch.
Kids never tire of hearing stores. Open up the memory banks and tell them about when they were babies, or preschoolers. Use pictures, videos, and old teddy bears. Take them to places you went years ago, or the house you grew up in. Tell them about when you were a small fry and let them into your past.
Thank you for the gift of music. It is a window into our hearts and it is a miracle to be able to tuck those wonderful feelings away and take them out again, many times over the years. Thank you for giving those feelings to us, over and over again.
Work on updating your photo gallery together, or create a scrapbook. Download old videos and make a movie of your life as a couple. Match pictures with music, or dialogue and remember where you have come from. Ask your parents and grandparents about their past and listen to how they have worked to get where they are.