When you work with your spouse, you nearly spend most of the time together at both work and home. This can be either a blessing or a curse.
In order to make your marriage work and have a stress-free relationship, here are five tips for successfully working with your husband:
1. Don’t mix work and home
Work and home are completely two different things. After a long, tiring working day, try to avoid talking about your work issues together. It will just make things uncomfortable and he might get a bit annoyed with you. If, for example, you had an issue with your husband concerning a task at work, don’t let it carry over to your house. Forget about it and don’t mix the two.
2. Maintain a professional relationship
If you and your husband are coworkers, try to avoid the big mistake every couple does. During work, you might communicate together in a more casual way as you tend to forget about some professional standards. Avoid at all costs showing lovey-dovey moments in front of your other coworkers. Public display of affection is a HUGE no-no in this case! The rules are the same for you as anyone else.
3. Keep some space
Try to maintain a little bit of a distance when it comes to making decisions at work. A sense of individuality is rather crucial in your everyday life at the office together. Being too dependent on each other might just push you to get on each other’s nerves.
4. Set ground rules
Agreeing on some rules, such as separating work spaces or not discussing your personal issues during working hours, is extremely important. Both of you also need to know that work decisions shouldn’t affect your husband-wife relationship. Work conflict has nothing to do with the two of yu.
5. Don’t take things personal
It may happen that you become your husband’s boss or vice versa. You should both know that any decisions taken at work should be respected and appreciated. In other words, if you happened to become his boss and you fought with him the other night over not putting down the toilet seat, then don’t let your pissed-off attitude be the reason behind sending him a warning just because he arrived one minute late to the office.
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