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Dear Poll: Could You Work With Your Significant Other?

I'm a believer in a little distance making the heart grow fonder, which is why I don't think I'd ever be able to work with my significant other! Office stress is very different from home-life demands, and I think mixing business with pleasure could easily be a recipe for disaster. Of course we all take a little bit of work home with us each night, but when you work and sleep with the same person, it can be hard to draw the line, especially if one is in the superior role. On the other hand, if you work well with your partner, it can be a lot of fun to be around the one you love all day long! I know what works best for me, but what about you? Could you work with your significant other?


katiegirl0813 katiegirl0813 8 years
I would have loved it! It would make our love stronger.
BeataB74 BeataB74 9 years
Same building, different departments. And yes, the lunch dates are amazing.
designerel designerel 9 years
i think it'd be cool to work in the same building, but not the same dept. or anything-- that'd be overkill. i just like the idea of having lunch dates... haha.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
NEVER!! I'd hate it.
bbb1saa bbb1saa 9 years
I work with my husband now, so we commute together and eat lunch together, but we rarely cross paths during the work day. We still get to fill each other in on how our day went and get an extra hour a day together on the ride to and from work. However, my in laws own a small business and are always with each other. They are always angry and usually fighting. I don't think I could spend all day with the same person everyday.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 9 years
My parents met at their job. They worked together kinda. They worked at different hospitals...well, its just a long story. It kinda made them closer because then they could gossip or help each other with their jobs and visit. They love doing things like that. Even now that they don't work together they still know what each other talks about when they talk about their jobs. It is cute!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
I don't think i could do it. It could add unnecessary stress to the relationship.
ann418 ann418 9 years
We've worked together twice. I wouldn't recommend it.
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 9 years
I don't think I could do that! I think having a SO in my workplace would just make me nervous, so I wouldn't be able to do my job to my full potential.
abbynavarro06 abbynavarro06 9 years
I would love to work with my Husband. He's lots of fun and would make my work day go alot faster!
joesbabygirl joesbabygirl 9 years
I do this now. I work with my boyfriend and live with him. We actually met at work. I work in the office and he is a mechanic. I wouldn't change this arrangement for anything. we share EVERYTHING! And what is even more strange is we have the same birthday. Someone beat that!!!
ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 9 years
i worked with my boyfriend before, but we worked in different departments and i liked it.
megz0684 megz0684 9 years
im working with mine right now... we were like best friends before we started dating (met at work) and its alright so far, but i dont think we could do it forever... so we are both looking for a new jobs.
bbkf bbkf 9 years
I would love to work with my husband.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
I'd love it.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
No way. I've worked with friends before but I would never want to work with my hubby.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I did work with mine, and no I can't do it anymore! Way too much.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I could aslong as neither one of us were the boss. No conflicts then.
jfellows1631 jfellows1631 9 years
i've actually worked with my FI at 2 different places...although we weren't involved at the first place...but at the second...we commuted together and ate lunch together, and i LOVED it!! now we don't work together, and i feel we see each other a lot less!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I would love to own a business with my man! I am taking some courses right now so that hopefully in the next 10 years we can start somethign up together :)
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
I dont think I could! Dont get me wrong, my boy is my best friend but I am serious about my professional life, I dont like to mix the two at all! Plus its fun to come home to each other and compare notes on our different work days..I love being with him, but enjoy not being together every second of the day..that would drive me slightly insane.
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