When Your Spouse Is Also Your Coworker – The Ups and The Downs

When you have to compete with your spouse as a co- worker, you can have both positive and negative impacts.

The rate at which our society is progressing demands more time in the work space. As human beings, we are evolving and so are our functions.

Each and every individual is in a constant competition against the rest; each and every individual tries to develop themselves and upgrade themselves.

Hence, they strive to work more. According to Freud, normality is that capacity of the human psyche which is to love and work.

This is the reason, we all bond with our colleagues. Human beings are social animals by nature. When a group of people is working together, it is natural for them to develop a bond with each other.

For example, let’s take a team of chefs. They work together in a restaurant. While cooking or baking, they share a word among each other, crack jokes and even go out together after work. We are neither robots nor humanoids. While working, we need a break and invest our emotions. This is the normal state of every human psyche.

Now, what if your spouse is your colleague too? That’s probably the best thing that can ever happen.It’s a great feeling to work with your spouse.

You get to work and date at the same time. You get to see your significant other all through the day.

Lunches are romantic. Yes, who wouldn’t love to have lunch with their spouses every single day? Dinners too are planned.

You guys can have your couple-time too in between work. You have always admired this kind of lifestyle and you are living it.

But wait. Hold your breath for a while. It’s true that in this age where people devote most of their time working, it’s a boon to have your better-half working with you, remember, there are two sides of the same coin.

There are some positive as well as negative aspects to this seemingly fairy-tale.

So, you need to understand the Ups and Downs of working with your spouse and decide what’s best for you.

Here is the list:

The Ups

(1) Time management:

Having your spouse working with you saves a lot of your time. You can see your significant other most of the time.

Of course, you cannot consider your workplace as your personal room but the very fact of seeing each other and being with each other, working is probably the best thing anyone would want to have.

Since the two of you work together, it’s easy for you to manage time in between work, like go out for a quick lunch date or a movie right after work.

When your spouse works elsewhere, you need to schedule your date according to their time which might clash often and you might need to wait for a long time to have some quality time with your better-half.

(2) Stress management:

According to research, couples who work together tend to be more resistant to stress. When you have your spouse working you, you have their support.

If you are going through a difficult moment, you have your partner with you. This keeps you away from professional stress.

You also have your spouse to understand why you are acting in a certain way or why you have done a particular thing.

Read 6 Things You Can Do To Reduce Mental Stress

(3) Fewer problems in your relationship:

When your spouse works with you, they understand and they themselves go through the same professional environment and this lessens a lot of problems in your relationship.

Suppose you have a big project going on and you can hardly give time to your family. You spouse will not make a big issue out of it. Rather, they will be supportive.

Or suppose you have this really close colleague of yours belonging to the opposite sex with whom you like to hang out with.

You spouse will not create any issue because they know how you are at work. In fact, since your spouse works with you, they can help you in managing your family well.

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