My partner and I not only work in the same industry, but we also sometimes travel together for work. In many ways, it’s a blessing. We know a lot of individuals who do what we do, and travel for work, and report feeling very lonely when they’re on the road. Hotel rooms and comp’d meals are only exciting for so long when you have nobody to share them with. Visiting new cities is only fun for so long when you have nobody to explore them with. So, when we travel for work, it’s a hybrid business/pleasure trip. I’m so thankful for that. But it also has a way of intensifying the issues that come about when you and your partner not only work in the same industry, but also work in the same office (aka your house or hotel room together). Then you add travel to that. Here are the realities of traveling and working with your partner.
Airport departures are more stressful
Leaving for the airport can cause fights between any couple. But when missing a flight could mean missing meetings that were important and possibly financially lucrative, the tension around prompt airport departures runs even higher. If we leave 10 minutes later than planned because I’m doing my hair, that fight can linger in the air for hours.