Do you work well with your significant other? On anything, I mean. Home improvement projects to dinner to day job type stuff…it’s not always easy to work as a team, even when you know the other person as well as you know yourself, but it’s hardly unavoidable when you live together (unless you can afford to hire things done, in which case I’m jealous. So is my husband.).
My husband and I each have our quirks when it comes to working together – sometimes, such as last weekend when we pulled the office apart to remove the carpet – it works just fine. Other times (Halloween decorating, anyone?), it gets a little…weird. We have completely different styles of approaching projects (household projects, to be specific), and sometimes we aren’t efficient because we’re trying to stay out of each other’s way. Obviously the key to working effectively on any project with anyone is communication. More often than not, if we run into problems it’s a lack of communication that causes them.
What gets in your way when you and your spouse work together? Or do you just avoid the issue and work on projects separately as much as possible?