I don't even make a list when I go to the grocery store. I just walk down the aisles and see if I need something. Or, even better, see if I want something.
If you need counseling after six months, you DON'T need to be together. I love how people try to tell me how to live my life and how I should feel in relationships when they have to pay a $20 copay to stay together each week. It's a joke. Seriously, a joke.