TIPS FOR TWO: Working It Out • If you want to offer your spouse work advice, do it in a kind but direct way. Cutesy teasing or waiting for the problem to fix itself can frustrate you and delay change. • Respect your spouse’s opinion, even if you don’t always agree with it. • Share professional struggles and victories. So much of a person’s identity and self-satisfaction is intertwined with his/her work; make your partner a part of that. • Work with your spouse to achieve a healthy work-life balance. It’s tough, but doable! • Never spend so much time gunning for the future that you miss out on the present.