Developed by HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.
Your partner or roommate can be a great source of support in keeping boundaries around work. When you both are aware of each other’s goals around work boundaries, you can work together to make sure you’re accomplishing those goals. For example, if you would like to end the workday at a particular time each day, they can give you gentle reminders as that time comes near each day.
Clear and consistent communication about boundaries and expectations are crucial for this team approach to work without adding stress to the relationship, however. Check out this HRI Toolkit for Couples for tips on communicating effectively: https://www.guilfordhri.org/community-resources/toolkits/couples/.