However, something odd happened when I did this. The message did not go to my wife it went to me! Clearly a bug but how to fix it?
Turns out if you and your wife, say, have the same home phone number and that number is the first phone number on your contact card the Activity App decides you are the desired recipient.
Simply delete that number from you contact card and if you still want to have that number on your contact card, add it to a spot that isn't the first spot.
That solved the problem for me. Now I'm off to file a bug report to Apple.