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I was talking with a friend the other day about entrepreneurs and marriage.

Do you feel entrepreneurs do better at marriages or worse?

If you reflect on the people you know, what would you say about this topic?

Are entrepreneurs easier to get along with or tougher?
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Quote[/b] ]Do you feel entrepreneurs do better at marriages or worse?
I would say on a average worse. I can say from my own experience that the time I have to spend or should be spending with her I'd rather be spending on my business. And during the busy months when I work late and on the weekends that they get neglected.

Some women understand this and support you. Then there are some who find other ways to fill the void from the attention they are not getting. Probably not in good ways eithermost of the time.
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Isn't it a fascinating topic? It kind of makes you wonder what makes us all so driven and then why are we so driven towards business versus relationships!

I wonder at times if part of being the entrepreneur is that you just feel you get the most return on your energy by directing it into such things as business vs. relationships.

Do personal interactions turn us off while our creations (business) turn us on?
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Hi guys... I agree with Rob, on this one, as you can see (or hear) most of Music Entrepreneurs (Puff Daddy, Russell, Dr. Dre, Branson) aren't doing too well with marrige, maybe they are spending more time thinking, talking, working on the bussines that spending more time with the other half, or family. (thats my opinion, but like rob said, is just an average)
In my case, im doing the same, im always talking with my wife on how this thing works, on what my ideas are to do better, and this and that, and so far, she hasnt complain about me talking about this all the time, I guess WE are still learning lots of stuff and is entertaining for both of us.
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interesting topic... when i met my wife 9 years ago... i straight up told her that i was a workaholic and need to be busy all the time... some how some way... we have found the perfect way to make it work... she believes in me... she understand the dinner meeting goes till 9 sometimes... my cell is always answered when she calls... nobody is more important than her... Push comes to shove... id give it all up for her. But this is why she trust me and understands... this is what makes me work till 345 am last night then cook pancakes at 730 for my girls (and my neice)... we have a saying for years now... and it sums up how i feel about her... (and a movie ripped us off)... what baby wants, baby gets
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When you reflect on yourself vs others you know do you find you are more of a workaholic than anyone else?
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im sure there are guys that work harder than me... but i work and I love my wife...
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Quote[/b] ]Push comes to shove... id give it all up for her.
Thats a pretty strong statement.
I don't think I could give up what I've been working for, for my wife. I am young and have goals and things I want in life.
If she was to try to hold me back at anypoint then I'd have to let her go.

But since she supports me and knows what I am trying to accomplish; most of the time this isn't a issue.

I can't let someone hold me back from what I want to do.
To me no woman is worth dropping everything for.
But they can be a part of it.

Thats just the way I feel.
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That's a fascinating point Rob. I do wonder if part of what makes an entrepreneur break through and find success on a large scale is that they tend to focus more on their work or their creations than they do with their relationships.

I haven't done a poll on this but would you think this to be the case?
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...just glad ill never have to make that choice...
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