Well guess what? It is a bit of both and sometimes in the same day.
Yes, having your spouse for a business partner is highly comfortable. Through my various experiences as an entrepreneur since my early twenties, I have experienced many types of partnerships: The good friend that turns out to be your best enemy when money arrives (or leaves); the professional partner who was supposed to bring his expertise, contacts and skills but turns out to be a big lazy A…; the gentle and nice guy but too fearful always staying on the threshold and refuses to jump with you in the tandem skydiving that business is. Everything like that won’t happen with your wife. You already know her flaws, fears, skills, knowledge and most of all, you trust her, unconditionally.
So what about the nightmare? Well, it’s very simple: you work 24/7 with your spouse, that means that business and private life merge and become a scary golem monster who is now your newborn and untamed baby. Aaaahhh!!!! The Balance sheet jumps into your bed at night, R&D is the main topic on your valentine’s romantic dinner and week ends look like any other day of the week.
Still enthusiastic with the idea of working as a couple?
Yes! Good. The adventure is definitely worth it. Welcome on board and follow the instructions that will come later…