With the news of Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaac announcing their separation and impending divorce it got me to thinking. Is it ever a good idea to work with your spouse/partner in life. As someone who has been in a relationship for over 22 years and 1 step daughter and two children together I say no for us. My guy is great but the thought of being around him for 24 hours would drive him and me insane. Mary’s husband was her manager. Mary under her own admission has admitted that there are a lot of challenges with this type of arrangement. Wendy Williams has a similar situation with her husband Kevin. I can see how this becomes complicated especially if the husbands financial stability is dependent upon the more successful wife career. What was Kendu’s careeer choice before Mary and now he wants spousal support. I firmly believe that people who are in intimate relationships should try to have their own identity when it comes to careers. I know people will argue that many small business are started by couples which is great. But now in the 21st century over 50% of couples divorce. So I say pave your own career path if possible or set up boundaries and financial agreements in case it all falls apart.