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We Love Our Spouses, But Should We Go Into Business With Them?

When people leave careers to build a business, they often cite reasons like spending more time with their family or having greater flexibility in their hours as reasons to pursue less traditional means of work. It makes perfect sense, therefore, that as the business builds and begins to need more support, they choose to hire their spouse as their first employee. But should you do it? When you and your spouse face challenging situations, how do you feel? Does it seem like difficulties are going to tear you apart, or do they invigorate you and deepen your partnership? Does your spouse feel the same way? There isn't a universal right or wrong answer as to whether or not a person should go into business with their spouse.
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