Couples in Business: How NOT to Mix Marriage and Work

June 12, 2012

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For a few years, I’ve been predicting that more and more women will become the primary breadwinners in their family.

What’s more interesting though, is what I’ve been told in whispers and behind closed doors. . .

Many highly ambitious and successful women have a secret desire to grow their economic wealth, in part, so that their man doesn’t have to work.

One step before a woman becomes a full on sugar mama can be when a woman hires her man to work in her business. Here’s how it happens.

A woman’s business starts to take off faster than she can keep up. Her husband’s career is a bit stagnant. She needs help. He needs a paycheck. Voila!  A woman becomes her husband’s boss.

But is mixing marriage and business really a good idea? Are there do’s and don’ts we need to be aware of?

In this week’s episode of MarieTV, we’ll help a sweet couple in the UK who are struggling to be a couple in business.

You’ll learn a few key distinctions that can help untangle a situation like this whether it’s your significant other, or if you’ve hired a friend or family member.

In the comments below, I want to hear your take on this topic. Specifically, tell me:

1.  Have you ever mixed marriage with business? What worked and what didn’t? Remember to leave as much detail as possible.

2.  Do you have experience working for, or hiring your friends or family? Do you have lessons learned that can help us all?

Let me know. As always, share your insight and stories from a place of love and compassion. Nobody’s perfect and we’re all on this journey to learn and grow.

Thank you, as always, for reading and watching!

P.S.  We just shot new episodes of MarieTV with a brand new set. I’m SO excited for you to see it in a few weeks!

With love,

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