I Should Have Gotten a Pre-nup.

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The following is a sad commentary on my love/hate relationship with this website. The humor contained within this blog (or lack of humor based on your personal opinion of what is funny) is in no way based on my actual marriage, which couldn’t be better and if I had a brain in my head I wouldn’t compare that relationship to a website, but I don’t, so here it goes.

Having a website is like being married without the fun parts (if you have to ask what the fun parts are, you probably spend too much time on the computer).

A website can be consuming. A lot of time and energy goes into making it successful. It can be overwhelming and can almost take over your life. You created it and therefore are responsible for its every want and need.

When it is sick, I have to fix it (by I of course, I mean my lovely wife). Prenups Are Good.

Just like many relationships, this website started out by accident (and I swear, this website was my first and that’s my story and I am sticking to it).

It began simply enough as a storage place for my forms and some internet links that I visited relatively frequently . Nothing more, nothing less. I thought I (by I of course, I mean my lovely wife) would just set it up and leave it alone.

It was supposed to be a one-time thing. No commitment, no hard feelings when it was over. Just good clean fun. I am not proud of this, but I was young and impressionable. My youth got the best of me (don’t judge me).

Then one thing led to another and things got out of hand. I liked the website and it kind of liked me.

It was a fun first date and the next thing I knew, I woke up married- to the website (again, no disrespect to my real marriage). There is a fine line between fun and easy (again, don’t judge me).

Next thing I know, I have a website, then along comes a blog, and finally a forum. I wasn’t prepared for this type of responsibility. One day I am happily skipping through life, and the next day I was the average website owner with 2.04 kids, or webpages (at this point I am just confused).

Along the way there have been disagreements, even a fight or two, hurt feelings, and some much needed counseling. Things have not always been smooth, but we have tried to work things out. I give a little, the website gives a little. We try and meet halfway on the tough issues and most importantly never go to bed angry.

To be honest, I must admit from time to time, I have even looked at other websites and thought maybe I settled down too soon. The newer websites with their fancy colors and graphics. I am not going to lie they can be enticing.

I have a feeling that I should have waited until I was older to have a website. I would have been more mature and I would be more prepared to handle all of the responsibility that comes with this type of commitment.

I probably needed more of a foundation and experience to guide me along. I could have used some life experiences to take me down this complicated path. But no, I had to have a website while I was still young and impetuous.

Just like other marriages, we are tied together. Probably forever. PrincipalsPage.com, you are a cruel, cruel mistress.

And as we both get older, who is going to want us? We are both stuck in our ways and we are not getting any younger.

I just hope that I don’t go through a midlife crisis and end up running off and creating a new, younger website.

Nothing sadder than a middle-aged man and a website half his age.

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