Canonist Ed Peters looks at the canon law and prudent consideration regarding spouses going to joint sacramental confession. He looks at the arguments given by Catholic News Service columnist Fr. John Deitzen in support of this and shows how this just does not meet canon law muster.
Now spouses can be helpful in preparation for individual sacramental confession. If you just can’t remember what you need to confess, just ask your spouse. Just make sure you have a couple of sheets of paper to take notes with.