When I first started with Denver DataMan, and continuing on to this day, I get asked the same question – how do you and your husband work together? This is a very good question because so often we think of our spouses as people who are off-limits to work with. They are, in fact, the people you spend the most time with, discuss work with the most, and (hopefully) have similar goals and aspirations.
An article I read in Entrepreneur Magazine actually describes the science of working with your spouse. They site a study from the Danish Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) where over 1,000 couples between 2001 and 2010 established joint enterprise. Counter to popular opinion, couples that start businesses together maintain a normal lifestyle, which is then backed by an opinion piece on the study from the Harvard Business Journal.
I have found that since starting at Denver DataMan, I am able to make my own schedule, help my husband when he needs it (and vice-versa), and finally learn a different side of my spouse. We have fun. Working with each other is not for everyone. There are those who need the space of having two separate careers, and that is perfectly okay. The most important thing is to decide what is good for the two of you and move on from there.