Is it a good idea for a married couple to work together in the same business?

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  1. Jan Fowler profile image60
    Jan Fowlerposted 13 years ago

    Is it a good idea for a married couple to work together in the same business?

    Are there limits or boundaries that should be agreed upon before adding a business relationship to a marraige?

  2. gregas profile image81
    gregasposted 13 years ago

    That all depends on the couple. Some people can, some people can't. It depends on the type of work. Is it someone elses company o their own business? Who has the final say if it is their own business? There are a lot of depends in there, and I don't mean diapers. Greg

  3. Article Magick profile image58
    Article Magickposted 13 years ago

    A business partnership (like a marriage) can be a wonderful thing .. if both parties pull their weight and know what they are letting themselves into.  I've done it and it works but only if you do! (that's marriage and business ;-))

  4. phamer13 profile image61
    phamer13posted 13 years ago

    If the couple have made the commitment as a couple and strategize as one, it can definitely work.  Should one partner get off track, any progress attained as a couple could be jeopardized.

  5. Bel Marshall profile image61
    Bel Marshallposted 13 years ago

    I think there are both pros and cons to this.  I do think a married couple can work together in the same business if it is something they both want to do, are excited about and love doing.
    I also think there should be very clear boundaries such as nobody gets to be the boss, work is left at work, etc...
    Oh yeah and it should never ever be a home repair business...have you ever seen a couple of who doesn't get irritated with one another during a home repair or renovation project?  LOL!

  6. tmgoldmarketing profile image59
    tmgoldmarketingposted 13 years ago

    I speak from the experience on this, and the answer is……… It depends on the couple. I have worked with my wife Terry, at home, in close quarters for about 10 years. We work well together and don’t get on each others nerves (at least not to the point of distraction). We have always understood our strengths and weaknesses and worked together to magnify our strengths and vastly minimize our weakness. We support each others efforts, never putting the other one down. We have the same “Why”, which helps. On the other hand, if a couple needs the occasional separation from their spouse and cant be together 24/7 there could be problems. Also, many times, as is human nature,  instead of being supportive, they will put the others “perceived” weaknesses down causing friction and ending many marriages in general. Let me say this, if a couple can work together at home the benefits are Vast as you can GREATLY increase your time and work productivity and also have a partner that you can bounce things off of.. So again, it depends on the couple.

  7. Salliebb profile image61
    Salliebbposted 13 years ago

    I agree it depends upon the couple. At the ski lodge my husband and I brought out the worst in each other. Considering we were underfunded from the beginning and were not very smart mnoney wise, we had a lot of external stress.

    When the second opportunity came along, I stayed with my teaching job and my husband ran a restaurant. This one went down hill faster as he had not learned a thing from the first failure. When his partner sAID "It's my building get out" I heaved a sigh of releif. Some people are just not cut out for business. He was a wonderful idealistic visionary with no idea about how money works.

    So if either of you have contradictory ideas about what to do with the money, then stay the heck out of each others businesses.

  8. Rosie2010 profile image67
    Rosie2010posted 13 years ago

    What a great question!  My late husband and I were very close and love the company of each other.  But when we started our own business, we had to work together and the fight began.  I find him too easy going with the labour and he found me very bossy. lol  The business thrived but the fighting continued.. good thing we left the fighting and business behind when we get home. lol  As we were very close and really really loved each other.. our marriage survived.  He let be the boss, and that's good enough with me. lol

    Happy New Year,

  9. Gary Rowell profile image61
    Gary Rowellposted 13 years ago

    I think two heads are better than one , but different opinions need to be respected and you have to be willing to share the ups as well as the downs.

  10. Mavis Nong profile image60
    Mavis Nongposted 13 years ago

    It depends on the couple. If the other mate is not interested in a business, then it won't work.

  11. faria_lupin profile image60
    faria_lupinposted 13 years ago

    may be but its depend on the person...but you can work together in the same business...if you have any doubt about anything then you can go ahead.....from my opinion its better if you (he/she) work,you can give him/her company and you can be connected with eachother everytime when he/she needs you


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