Minding My Own Business

I have learned that one of the most important things I can do to keep harmony in our home is to mind my own business. But how do I know what is my business and what is not? I can ask myself, “Does this affect me?” If I’m not sure, I can ask, “How does […]

Mind My Own Business

Arghh! I’ve done it again. I attempted to manage my spouse — twice in one day! My first attempt was while he was on the phone with a customer service representative. I heard him give the representative the wrong account number by one digit. I tried to correct him while he was on the phone. […]

Keeping My Thoughts to Myself

The following article is a rewrite of an article posted on April 1, 2017

Married life teaches one invaluable lesson: to think of things far enough ahead not to say them. ~Jefferson Machamer

Over the years I’ve learned the hard way that I don’t have to let every thought I think find its way […]

Letting Go of the Lead

There are certain areas in life where I have this grandiose belief that I know more than or better than my spouse. The temptation to share my superior wisdom is great. Topics range from when to begin breaking for a stop sign to how to handle a sticky employee issue with the company he runs. […]

Minding My Own Business

I don’t mind arguing with myself. It’s when I lose that bothers me. – Richard Powers –

When I tune into the constant chatter that’s rolling in my mind, I often find myself indulging in imaginary conversations with my partner. And, frequently, I discover that I’m thinking a whole story line of what my partner […]