Re-Opening the Office


Okay, I know it has been almost 3 years since I posted anything on here. A lot has happened in that time frame that you don’t need to be bored with. Suffice to say it’s been busy, hectic and with all of the writing I do each day professionally it got to be a chore to blog and I got away from it. I have always wanted to get back to it and now that things have settled a bit more into a routine for the entire family I have been thinking about it more and more and found this was a good time to try jumping back into it. I’m feeling better about myself lately and working more to do more things that actually get me out of the house and interacting with the human race instead of holing up here. In any case, I am feeling a bit more inspired lately so we’ll take up the mantle again, pry open the office doors, blow the dust off the typewriter (so to speak) and get down to some writing that sparks my interest.

Not that writing every day doesn’t spark my interest, but it can get very repetitive doing the kind of work that I do sometimes. Writing for various websites all over the world opens up things to learn about many different topics. I always say that I know just enough about a lot of things now to hold a conversation to make it seem like I know what I am talking about. That’s what happens when you write thousands of different articles, product descriptions, web pages, reviews, press releases and whatever else needs to be written. The downside can be that very often I write about the same thing over and over again, so it can get a little dull at times. However, I can honestly say that I get paid to write and while it won’t make me a millionaire by far, I do enjoy it. While it can be very busy at times, it also allows me the luxury of working from home, taking care of my family, making my own hours and gives me a chance to do different things.

So let’s get back into it. I am constantly looking for new ideas and inspirations on what to write about on any given day and questions are always a good way to do that. They can spark some good conversation and debate, give you insight into yourself and others and let you have some fun. So here’s today’s question:

What’s the secret to having a good marriage?

There are lots of answers to this and I have learned more and more about it over the years by watching to and talking to people who have been married 30, 40 or fifty years or more. My wife and I have been married for 23 years now. What’s the secret to making it work? I don’t know that there really is a secret. I think a big part of it is that she is my best friend and that we communicate well with each other. Communication is a lot more than just saying all the good things you think you want your partner to hear. Sometimes it means talking about things that are painful and hurtful but need to be said to help make you stronger. Yes, I think you genuinely want to have a relationship where you can communicate about everything, whether it is good or bad. The strength of your friendship and how you feel about each other is what is going to help you overcome the rough stretches you face. Every marriage and relationship faces different tests and challenges at different times and it is the way you deal with them together that helps to make a good marriage. I feel it really is about teamwork, communication, love and respect.

That’s my take on what makes a good marriage; so what’s yours? Feel free to leave a comment in the section below and let me know what you think. I’ll try to pose the question to some people on Twitter as well and see what, if any, response I get.

I’ll use this space for different things from time to time to write about different things, ideas, stories or whatever else pops into my head. I hope you stick with me and follow along and contribute as well. Until next time, the office door is always open…

One Response to “Re-Opening the Office”

  1. 1 MikeG

    John Henson ‏@John_Henson 40 minutes ago

    As @johnanderson said, get up each morning & tell her you love her…get in bed at night & tell her you’re sorry.

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