I used to work with my husband. Not only work with him but he was also my boss. Often people asked me how we could manage it. How we could manage to work together and be together.
I always thought it was a silly question. Why wouldn’t it work? What could possibly be the issue. When I asked those questions the answer usually was that it would be too much for them to spend all day together. That they would struggle to come home and already know how each others day was. They told me that they couldn’t handle the fact that work would be “brought home” and that there would be a risk about only talking about work at home or on your days off.
I still wonder why people would struggle with all of that.
My husband and I always worked really well together. Not just as a couple but also in regards to our work. I always found it really motivating to be able to do it together. Of course we talked about work often at home. But isn’t that what couples do anyway? I mean, don’t you come home and tell your spouse how your day was?
I don’t think that just because you work together you know how each others day was. There’s still much to talk about. We spent the majority of our time at work in the same room. And still we both had different stories to tell when we got home. We had different issues that had to be solved and I always loved the fact that I was able to discuss it with my husband, knowing he knew all the issues involved.
To the day I like it when we can work on something together. I believe that we complete each other. I love it when we discuss work related things and help each other overcome issues by voicing our opinions. It’s all about teamwork. And I believe that it doesn’t make a difference if you are involved with each other or not. A team either works well together or it doesn’t.