Going out for dinner and drinks is one of our coping mechanisms during busy holiday weeks. As much as I love a home-cooked meal, the thought of all that clean-up makes my head spin after a 14-hour day of taking calls, assisting customers, designing, dealing with vendors, and other cat-herding. We quickly re-hash the day, then one of us drops the “okay, no more shop talk,” rule and we continue our evening in business-free bliss.
Working with your partner is one of those things… I have friends who say, “I could never work with my husband/wife all day,” and other friends who run businesses together like us. It can be tricky to balance a work and home life when you’re together 24/7, especially during high-stress times. Sometimes we want to kill each other. But celebrating a victory is so much sweeter when you can share it with your other half!