Originally Posted by FIREdreamer
thanks for your comments. The tandem test is a good one but I fear we probably would fail it miserably. We often joke that if we ever sign up for the "amazing race" we would probably be fighting the whole way and end up divorced. We do a lot of things together and most of the time we work well together but I avoid doing certain activities with her. She is very competitive and I am not, so sometimes sparks fly. I refuse to play bowling on her team for example, she gets too worked up if I screw up. And she is ultra-competitive when it comes to work, so that's why I think working with her would probably rock the boat!
Sounds exactly like me and DH! We've been married for 31+ years and I love him dearly, but we've tried to work together in his business...and nearly came to blows! (not really, but in time, probably...) Like you, we've joked that if we ever did the Amazing Race, we'd be on Dr. Phil next to redeem our marriage.
As you said, only you know what will work for you -- in our case, being together essentially 24/7 and talking about work all the time wasn't good. You're still on track for a very early retirement...why mess with a good thing?