I recently reported a story (that hasn’t yet run) about cottage food businesses.
Several of the businesses are owned and operated by married couples. And they told me something that I also remember reading years ago in an anthropological study of a town in Mexico. Specifically, what the couples said was that they liked working together and found that having a business together improved their relationship. In fact, what I recall in the book was that one couple chose to operate a pottery business even though it brought in less money than other options. The reason: They were happier because they had more time together.
A woman I interviewed Friday morning as she was baking chocolate chip cookies said something very similar — that one of the best parts about the business was spending time in the kitchen with her husband.
That’s something for people like me to ponder. My wife and I both have demanding full time jobs and are lucky if we are both awake long enough at the end of the day to talk a few minutes before we go to sleep.