There was a time you shared a life together. That’s over, but if you still share a business with your ex, that means that you also share income, clients or customers, vendors, and your career.
So how do you keep from allowing the things that didn’t work when you were a couple from affecting the things that work so well as business partners? By remembering that the past is the past, and your career is your future. In fact, your business is your “baby,” and for the good of your “child,” it’s important that you make joint custody work in a way that allows it to flourish.
Here are four tips on how you can do this:
Tip #1: Respect each other’s skills.
Tip #2: Give each other the space needed to do what each of you does best.
Tip #3: Don’t let a crisis at work be the catalyst for airing previous personal issues.
Tip #4: If things get too uncomfortable, divide the business, then conquer the professional universe on your own.