Couples who share a profession have a worse work-life balance than those who don’t, a study shows. What’s your experience?
A study of 650 academics has found that partners in the same professions have a worse work-life balance than those who don’t, as they are more likely to work long hours and be more committed to their profession. Boundaries between work and home life were also more likely to be blurred.
Do you and your life partner work in the same field? If so, do you find he or she can empathise with your work issues or do you find yourself feeling competitive? Also, do you manage to keep work and home life separate? If you work in different professions, do you enjoy hearing about each other’s job issues, or do you have to fake it?
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