Is there anyone else here that is in a relationship with an entreprenuer?
January 22, 2007 9:56pm CST
Is is really hard for you? I have been in one for 20 years and I don't enjoy my man when things aren't going his way which is most of the time. The times when things are going good work wise for him is the reason I have been here this long. All he ever talks about is work related. Now I am sick of it, and don't want to spend time having any conversations with him. During the holidays was great since he had to act family oriented. I loved being around him. Why does that have to be so short lived?
• United States
14 Feb 07
As an entrepreneur (I haven't had a "real" job since college), I can appreciate your frustration. It requires a LOT of disclipline to not just let the business "eat" your entire life. Unfortunately, 80-90% of ongoing small businesses are "marginal," in the sense that they require lots and lots of work to keep going, without necessarily providing a lucrative lifestyle. I have had a couple of businesses I chose to sell, because they seemed to forever live at that "Too good to quit, too bad to stay" stage. Knowing what I know today (and I am still self-employed), I don't think I'd choose to be in a relationship with someone who wasn't a fellow entrepreneur. We wouldn't necessarily be in the SAME business (although that might be nice, if we shared the same vision), but at least a fellow entrepreneur would "get" the mood swings that come and go, as the problems and money at the business come and go. Oldbuddy makes a good point, though-- if you're in a business that starts doing well, it offers all manners of freedoms that simply do not exist when you're "working for the man."