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Why is there such a high rate of failure in not only marriage but also relationships with partners, children, etc.
My personal opinion is that we do not remind ourselves to think about our spouse enough. The bottom line is that we do not have an alarm in our heads or a reminder bow tied around our fingers to remember some important things. We have reminders for everything, alarms to wake up, reminders to make meetings, a calendar to tell you holiday dates, palm pilots, beeps to let you know your food is done, calling services, pagers, etc. etc. and NONE remind you to think about the ones that you love.
Nothing that reminds you that you are married (when you are at the bars drinking and possibly carousing), about when you met, how you met, that they need you, that if you make certain choices how this could affect you, something that reminds you about the little things, gives you ideas on the spur of the moment on how to show the little things. (i.e. drive to you wife/husbands office and leave a note on her/his car asking for lunch date, etc.).
My idea is this: Service (web-based planner of sorts). This would not only be a service but a product as well. What the service will accomplish is that it will be your subconscious on steroids specifically helping to focus you on the one that you love based on the systems time frame and not on yours.
This service will send reminders, ideas, things to think about, things to remember, things to do, things to say, things to look forward to, Goals reached, goals to strive for, music to move you, special offers of dinner for two, movies, dates, tid bits of information about your partner/ spouse directly driven by, days of birth (i.e. what happened the year your spouse/partner was born, what happened in the world the same day you were married, engaged, first met etc. etc.)
The easy part is that the service will think for you and will not wait for you to get around to thinking for yourself.
This service will tie into your email, voicemail, paging system, text messaging, black berry, desk top clock (obviously a product that would need to be made - not unlike sirrius radio where you can remove the system and plug into car or desktop radio)
Could also have a watch, bracelet or some other form of device that you could wear to have these reminders sent. Stylish enough where you could wear and still feel proud and not hindered by another product on your hip or wrist.