Sunday, February 21, 2010

What's the Big Secret?

It seems like people always wants to know what the secret is to everything. The secret of success, the secret of life, the secret of a really good spaghetti sauce. In my limited experience, more often then not the secret to most things turns out to be pretty simple...and usually there is a lot more then just one secret.

So with that said, what's the secret to a long and happy marriage?

Easy, girls night out and drinks with the boys. Don't get me wrong, trust, open communication, a willingness to compromise...they're all important to a long and fruitful marriage, but equally important in my mind is getting out with your friends.

I'm lucky enough to still live in a town with a number of my high school buddies and yesterday a few of us decided to get together and have a beer. Three married guys and a couple of dads doesn't exactly equate to the second coming of "The Hangover"...but even without Tyson's Tiger and a baby named Carlos, we had a blast.

It was only a couple of hours and it was only a couple of drinks but that's all you need. We didn't even do anything cool. We talked about taxes, business and backyard projects, but that's the point. Just getting a little guy time (or a little girl time) goes a long way.

As for the spaghetti sauce...very thinly sliced garlic.