How To!

What to Do When Your Husband Becomes Your Boss

Carley Roney, co-founder of The Knot, on how to keep the boardroom out of the bedroom.


Episode Notes

This episode is supported by Work Check, an original podcast from Atlassian.

Bethany was ecstatic when her husband, Travis, got a promotion. They’ve been co-workers for over a decade and Bethany really valued being on equal footing. But that power balance has since gone topsy-turvy. Travis is now her boss (technically her boss’s boss), and things are suddenly not equal at home or at work. Her co-workers are treating her differently, and she feels like her career identity is being overshadowed. On this episode of How To!, we bring on Carley Roney, co-founder of the wedding and lifestyle company, the Knot. Carley worked with, and for, her husband for years. She has some hard-won advice for maintaining your independence while keeping the marriage intact.

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