When Marriage is Work: 8 Famous Couple Collaborations

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Work-life balance is a major preoccupation of career-minded women. But if your partner is your colleague, maybe it’s less of a concern. New York magazine’s Justin Davidson profiled four husband-and-wife teams dominating the world of architecture. “The married-partner model has proved powerful,” wrote Davidson, “Not because it fosters a homey atmosphere of concord and compromise, but because it allows two loyal but opinionated people, with compatible levels of obsessiveness and drive, to feed off each other’s energies.” But architects aren’t the only professionals who’ve figured that out. From business to research to art, here are eight successful couples past and present who’ve gone against the adage, “Don’t mix business with pleasure.”

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