The 2-2-2 Rule

Have you heard of the 2-2-2 rule for married couples? I was just reading that it’s one of the secrets to a happy marriage.

It entails:

  • A date night every two weeks.

  • A weekend away every two months.

  • A week away every two years.

We’ve been married 31 years this year, but I must admit we’re pretty bad at following this rule.

We took our first real vacation — since our honeymoon — as a couple last year (a week in Maui). So, we failed the “week away every two years” rule. Does a week away every 30 years count? 😂

We probably do a weekend away about once a year. Date nights? About once every two months.

That being said, I kind of like the idea of the 2-2-2 rule and want to try harder to make it happen.

Has anyone else managed to follow the rule more closely than we have?