Finding work-life balance can be hard on your relationship
This month’s positive point with a couple, actually several couples, has a theme. The theme is work/life balance. Some of these couples have young children, school-age children, or teenagers and … the husband in all of these cases has his own business – often referred to as “as another baby.”
I get it. I’m an entrepreneur. Starting and maintaining a business can feel like raising a child from infancy to adulthood. It takes time and attention, and sometimes a lot of time and attention.
Where being an entrepreneur can be a problem is when we lose sight of the very first baby we ever had, before our kids, and sometimes before our business. That baby is our marriage/relationship! So when I work with mates, one of whom owns a business, I drum home the importance of work/life balance. It takes awareness of the habits in our lives that are throwing our life balance out of whack and the willingness to change those habits. The tools I teach couples still allow for a business to grow and thrive, just not at the expense of the business owner or the marriage/relationship.