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There is nothing more satisfying and rewarding as running your own business, especially one which is successful and thriving.

While your partner was initially supportive and as excited as you were about the promise of financial freedom and building an empire, things are gradually starting to decline. As the majority of your thoughts (at the office or in a social setting) are focused on the business, your relationship with your spouse appears to be suffering as a result. It may not be obvious to you why there is a growing distance between you both, and the lack of quality time together can, unfortunately, leave little chance to figure that out.

While your credit score range is very good, your relationship is on a downward trajectory. So what can you do to ensure that your personal relationships can also prosper alongside with your business?

Designate time for your spouse and family

Most working professionals will tell you that quality time is getting harder and harder to come by. This is tenfold for many self-employed entrepreneurs or those tasked with pushing a start-up business. Aside from day to day necessities at the office, the work is usually taken home. Throw in meetings with creditors, networking, and functions, and it can feel like a very lonely time for your partner.

By assigning times such as date nights or family activities, you can follow a schedule and ensure that your loved ones get to see you and spend time with you. Being flexible is important to those around you, and can go a long way towards a happier life. You want the support of your partner and loved ones, so try to make them feel as important as possible, as sometimes a busy work life can feel threatening to those that don’t understand how things work.

Communicate with your partner

Communication is the fulcrum of any successful relationship, and is crucial to any supportive partnership. Without communicating with your significant other, the information which can explain why you are stressed, overworked or simply disappointed is not available to back up what they simply see as a bad mood or lack of interest.

Encourage your partner to speak to you, voice their concerns and work together to promote a sense of trust and understanding. By opening up about any problems you have with work, this will also give your partner a sense of involvement and make them feel as though their opinion counts. By asking how their day went, you are also providing your partner with the opportunity to tell you how they are feeling and how their career or own business endeavour is running.

Business and family can work together

While it may sometimes feel that you are married to your business and your wife or husband, it is not necessary to put your affairs ahead of those you love in order to succeed. With the support of your loved ones, your business can thrive as a result. Just as a happy bus driver makes a long ride seem easier, a happy businessman will approach any tasks with a good sense of optimism.


 
 
 

 
 

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