Some couples are in an enviable position where they get to work in the same office which allows them the privilege of being in constant touch with each other. For couples madly in love, nothing can be better than this. But your immense love for each other might sometimes not translate into a great working relationship. If not properly handled this might even lead to frictions in your married life. If at all you as a couple plans to work together then keep the following points in mind so as to have a smooth harmonious relationship both in the office as well at home.
The first thing which you need to remember is to keep your work and family life separate from each other. Never mix the two for the result might be a deadly cocktail. Just because you work together doesn’t necessarily mean you bring work to your home or vice versa. You need to be very firm on this point and draw the line strongly. Only then will you be able to maintain a healthy married relationship which would be unaffected by the status of your work.
It is very important that you learn to respect your spouse’s work and ensure that each one gets his or her due. If one of you is working in a subordinate position do not undermine the other person’s position by treating them as an inferior. Never make them feel unimportant for it would not take long for this factor to blow up and become a bone of contention amongst you.
Being in the same profession and more so in the same workplace is a boon in itself. You need to realize this and be thankful for it. Not only you two get to spend a lot of time together, which most couples crave for but you are also able to understand each other’s needs and goals well. Both of you are working towards achieving a common aim which is sufficient reason in itself to make the journey worthwhile.
Your marriage should be of utmost importance to you. Do not let your work insecurities come in the way of your marriage for then your marriage will clearly be heading to the rocks. Understand the fact that both of you working together is actually a blessing in disguise as you get to spend so much of quality time together.
The fact that you and your spouse are always working together and also seeing each other 24 hrs a day may raise issues of personal space and individual identity. To avoid this from turning into a potential conflicting situation what both of you need to do is take out some me-time for yourselves. This would enable you to connect with your inner self and do those things which give you happiness while at the same time enabling you to maintain a harmonious relationship with your spouse.
Vineeta Sinha, the owner and president of Vineeta Constructions Co. is a writer and blogger at heart. An economics graduate, the talented writer has been in the writing industry for years. When asked about how she manages the two very different professions, she says, “Construction business is what me and my husband who is a civil engineer dreamt of together and I am glad we succeeded but writing is something I have been doing years before I stepped into the construction world. I was very young when I realized that there was a hidden passion for writing in me and I unveiled it through my school magazine for the very first time and there has been no looking back since then. Though construction contributes more in running my world, writing is something that completes me.”