Working together with your spouse or partner may be a dream for many on the mere fact that they get to spend more time together.
However, there are dynamics that need to play well so as to make the work environment good and manageable for both of you. Here are some:
Respect each other's opinions
It is common for a partner to be overbearing of the other especially when they work together. This is so much so because one may stop viewing the other as a colleague at work.
For your relationship to still thrive, make it primary that you respect the other person's opinion. Be open to hear each other's ideas, evaluating them objectively and coming up with the best solution to improve your work.
Solve your problems before work
For couples who work together, having unsolved domestic issues amplifies the tension at work. You're more likely to be unproductive when you argued last night and having to work on a project together.
In escalated cases, you'll realize that any other colleagues will feel the tension too. Solve your domestic problems at home, so that when you work together, it doesn't affect your wellbeing and productivity.
Have some boundaries
Everyone needs some boundaries set and respected. If you have different offices, you aren't meant to go clutter your own items in their office.
You should even respect their need for space. This helps your partner to appreciate you more and will ultimately improve your relationship.
Separate your personal and work finances
Finances are a top factor for brewing conflict in any relationship. That said, it is paramount that you separate your work finances with the personal ones.
Not only does this save you the trouble of deficits and unnecessary arguments but also gives your relationship peace.
It helps to have a good financial record and tracking for both work and home. This way, nobody is seen as the villain in the relationship.
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