Starting your own business is a great way to end your marriage.

No one starts out this way, but if you’re not careful, your business will swallow your marriage.

On the flip side, when you’re marriage is healthy, it can radically change your business or dream. That person knows you better than anyone and his/her feedback is invaluable.

My wife Jenny is part of my brand new 90 Days of Business Hustle video course. Why? Because it’s taken us years to learn how to dream together and I don’t want it to take that long for you. (Sign up closes tonight at midnight!)

But maybe you’re not there yet. Maybe you feel like your spouse isn’t supporting you. If that’s the case, here’s why:

1. If you spent more time on Netflix this month than working on your dream, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

2. If you’ve talked about what you’re going to do for a year, but haven’t done anything, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

3. If you’ve got a million plans but zero actions, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

4. If you’ve changed ideas a thousand times, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

5. If you’re ignoring your commitments in order to work on your dream, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

6. If you’ve told your spouse, “I’m serious this time,” more than 10 times, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

7. If you’ve already taken your family to the brink of destruction on other ill-planned dreams, don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

I wish someone handed me this blog post on my wedding day. I would have given them a disposal camera in exchange since nobody could take photos with their phone because that technology didn’t exist yet.

Knowing those seven things might have saved me a lot of hollow talking and would have pushed me into real action. It also would have saved Jenny and I thousands and thousands of dollars in marriage counseling.

Want a bonus item? Here you go:

8. If your spouse forwarded you this blog post, you’re on this list somewhere. Don’t get mad that your spouse has a hard time supporting you.

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