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Today we’re heading into some tricky territory.
I can only imagine the amount of feathers that will be ruffled, and the upset that’ll be directed my way.
But the truth is, this topic affects a LOT of ambitious couples — most are just too ashamed to talk about it.
Left unexamined, this struggle leads many otherwise happy relationships to spiral down into a painful path of fighting and, ultimately, divorce.
Because when your significant other feels like your business is more important than they are, it’s a recipe for disaster.
When it gets to this stage, whether you realize it or not, your relationship is in decline. And if you don’t take action, it will only get worse.
Look. The only way to transform any pain point in your life is by bringing it into the light.
Talk about it. Get curious about it. Be compassionate with yourself and others and realize there is a solution…
And, if at all humanly possible, have some fun with it.
If you ever feel “guilty” about your business being your not-so-secret part-time lover, this MarieTV episode is for you.
You’ll learn three ways to save your relationship and — hopefully — generate many more ideas of your own to keep your business, and your love life, on track.
As I state in the video, this question was asked by a heterosexual married woman, so my answer was constructed for her.
If your relationship is not like hers, use this episode as a catalyst to examine your own relationship challenges and brainstorm potential solutions.
If you don’t like my suggestions — or if one of them offends you — that’s fine. Different strokes for different folks!
But my hope is that this episode will inspire you to find ways to create deeper connection and harmony in a way that works for you.
One final note: nobody is perfect in this department. When you truly love your work, and your relationship, striking the right balance isn’t always easy.
I struggle with this, as does every (honest) ambitious couple I know.
But the more we can set aside our shame, egos, judgment, and fear — and focus on honoring our ambition, and our partners — the easier it will get.
***If you’re a parent or have young kids around, wear your headphones or watch this one in private.
Now I’m curious…
Have you ever felt unsupported by your spouse?
What steps did you take to get him or her onboard with your big vision?
If you have any insight or experience to share, I want to know about it in the comments below.
This is so important as life-long relationships and families are on the line here.
Seriously. If you’ve ever been in a painful spot in your life — especially when it comes to the people you love — then you know how lonely and helpless it feels.
Hearing the experiences from other folks who’ve been there, done that, and made it to the other side really makes a huge, positive difference.
Thank you, as always, for reading, watching and sharing your genius!