Even for happy and compatible couples, maintaining a healthy relationship can be hard work at the best of times.
But if partnering to run a home business is added to the mix, is it likely to result in conflict?
That depends, say the experts, on a number of factors. Here are some tips for keeping harmony at home and in the home office:
Tips for Couples Considering a Work at Home Business Opportunity
- Carefully define each partner’s role
- Think partner, not employee!
- Respect each other’s ways of doing things
- Have your own work stations
- Be careful to share household and family duties fairly
- Don’t let work become the only thing you share
Just as not all relationships and marriages survive, the pressures of working and living together can sometimes spell trouble for couples. But, for every couple who decides against starting a business partnership, there is a happy pair successfully sharing a work at home business opportunity. Only you and your partner can decide if you have what it takes to find success together.
Together, you might just find the motivation to make it work!
Mary Maplegate is a freelance writer, working from her home in Ontario, Canada. She is a contributing writer to Work From Home Planet as well as numerous other online sites and offline publications.
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