Sometimes living with your partner can be stressful enough! So how are you supposed to survive working at home with them?

From their annoying taste in radio to their irritating customer service voice, we understand how frustrating it can be to work together!

Here are our top tips to survive (and thrive!) when working at home with your partner:

Personal Space

Our first tip is to have personal space. Both of you will want designated work areas that are apart.

At first it may seem super fun to be able to work together from the same table, but you are sure to clash over this eventually. You don’t normally see each other during the day, so you don’t need to now!

It’s best to set up your new work areas in two different rooms, giving you plenty of space to have a messy desk and make loud conference calls in peace. So whether you live in a one-bed apartment, or a three-bedroom home, you should try and give each other as much space as possible.

If you’re wondering how to create your own workspace at home, be sure to check out our other blog full of top tips!

Lunch breaks

It’s up to you and your partner whether you would like to have your lunch breaks together.

On the one hand, it can be nice to catch up, and spend some quality time together. But you can also use this lunch break to get some much-needed rest. It’s completely up to you!

If you do decide to have them together, then remember to keep an eye on the clock, and make sure to stick to your normal work hours as much as you can. It can be easy to get carried away with a chat!

Don’t forget to wash up any plates that you’ve used for lunch – dirty plates can cause arguments.

Communicate

The key to any strong relationship is communication - and the same applies when working together!

How to Survive Working From Home With Your Partner

Discuss any issues that you are experiencing, and remain open and honest to come to solutions.

Stay Positive

Our top tip is to stay positive! This period of working together won’t last forever, and you should try to enjoy it as much as possible.

 

We hope you have enjoyed this blog! For more advice on how to work from home, check out our other blogs.