From Dr. Jane's Notebook

When Couples Work Together at Home

 Since the beginning of time, many couples have chosen to work in "Ma and Pa" businesses as entrepreneurs. While this joint effort is an extremely efficient approach to earning the family’s livelihood, learning how to work together is often harder than it looks. What does it take to succeed as spouses and co-workers? Here are a few thoughts on the matter.

All in all, working together is great unless it interferes with your love relationship. Beware... if you are tired of being together at the end of the day, if you are biting your tongue to keep from criticizing each other, or if you begin wishing that your spouse was an employee who could be fired! Remember... At the end of the day, it will be time to resume your relationship as lovers. Couples who work together must also be able to play together. 

ęCopyright, 2000, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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