Questions for You
Have I communicated clearly to my family so they understand what it is like to be in my shoes?
Questions for the Family
Have you communicated to the entrepreneur, without blame or recrimination, what it is like to be in your shoes?
Tools and Exercises
Exchange perspectives with one another: What’s your own view about the challenges and rewards you face? How can you help each other be empathetic?
Explore ways for the entrepreneur to be involved with the spouse’s work – or at least ask questions.
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, “10 Tips for a Happy Marriage”, Inc. Magazine column, December 1, 2009.
Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor. Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationships with an Entrepreneur. John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ. 2013. Chapter 4: Startup Company Life.