Since countries began to actively fight the spread of coronavirus what now seems like ages ago, more and more people who are fortunate enough to have jobs that can be done remotely have started working from home.

But this arrangement comes with its own set of challenges, such as additional distractions, not being able to unplug, or... your significant other!

Don't get me wrong, it's fun to have an impromptu mid-morning coffee date in the kitchen. Maybe even a quickie. But as cohabiting couples will tell you, working from home together has its ups and downs.

To paint you an accurate picture of what it looks like, we at Bored Panda put together a list of tweets from people who have first-hand experience. Enjoy!

#1

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DUN DUN
Community Member
9 months ago

I hope she's receiving her fair share of treats too

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To better understand the authors of these tweets, we contacted Becca & Dan, an NYC-based couple who work remotely and run the blog Halfhalftravel. After having traveled the world working from their laptops, now they are sharing plenty of useful remote work tips and tricks and have extensively covered what they believe are The Best Ways to Work From Home With Your Partner.

"Some of the biggest challenges couples face when working from home are being each other's roommate, coworking buddy and romantic partner, all at the same time," Becca & Dan told Bored Panda. "Were couples supposed to have all these obligations to each other? The main challenge is fulfilling all these roles in a relationship and adding in the professional aspect of overhearing each other's meetings and being near or in each other's working environments constantly."

#2

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Brandy P
Community Member
9 months ago

I literally had the same thing happened. I've never laughed so hard!

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#3

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

My 8 years old daughter makes a point of running into my office during Zoom calls and saying Hi to all my coworkers

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Some of the practical advice that Becca & Dan provide in their article for couples who want to preserve their bond while working from home include deciding on the most ideal time to wake up, talking about the morning work-from-home routine, choosing to take breaks together, for a stretch or a walk, and speaking of sounds, and getting noise-canceling headphones.

"To avoid the relationship getting hostile (if it got hostile!), set boundaries. Communicate," they highlighted. "Set hours for the usage of different areas of the home office(s) and give solid reasoning as to why one person needs something and the other should take a turn afterward. But also, have fun! Eat meals together, plan break times, start the day together with coffee, and communicate about when work should end for the day."

#4

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

This should be way higher. Women do have gifts.

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#5

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

This is brilliant!!! I'm totally adopting this and I'm not giving it up even when return to the office.

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#6

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
9 months ago

He should have crawled

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As Mara Olekalns and Jessica A. Kennedy wrote in Harvard Business Review, it's important to remember that conflicts around the roles that Becca & Dan previously mentioned are amplified; tensions between work and family roles escalate in the absence of clear physical demarcation between work and home.

"In close relationships such as domestic partnerships, we tend to place greater emphasis on protecting our relationship than on getting our needs met," Olekalns and Kennedy explained. "We then avoid issues that should be tackled directly, or we capitulate before reaching optimal agreements. The cost of the subsequent lopsided outcome can be resentment that further fuels conflict."

#7

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James016
Community Member
9 months ago

And don’t microwave last night’s fish.

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#8

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Beeps
Community Member
9 months ago

That’s so weird, I’ve been accused of noisy typing, too. Anybody else?

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#9

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
9 months ago

CEO: Note to self: Don't let this man go. Happy husband, productive worker.

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So don't avoid the issues. Address small frustrations and annoyances as soon as they occur. Problems that are ignored grow and emotions that are suppressed intensify.

"If your partner's loud typing disrupts your work, talk about it before you break the keyboard," Olekalns and Kennedy said. "Individuals who treat adversities large and small as transformational opportunities are happier and healthier, and couples who reframe these moments as opportunities to share and better understand each other’s needs emerge with stronger relationships."

As with many things in a relationship, being able to talk through your issues and finding ways to adjust together is key!

#10

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Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

Blanket forts are professional too

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#11

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NsG
Community Member
9 months ago

Ha ha ha ha! My hubby IS the office IT support for his job, so my WFH experience, as far as technology goes, has been a dream!

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#12

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

You just described 75% of office workers

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#13

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BigOrangeTractor
Community Member
9 months ago

Very common saying in the UK. The sister of, 'X couldn't find his own a**e with both hands and an atlas.'

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#14

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Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

"We've seen enough"

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#15

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

Haha, I was expecting the usual "let us circle back" and "scalable solution"

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#16

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Orange is aging
Community Member
9 months ago

Can I just say I love your floors?

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#17

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

100%. If you schedule any meetings before 9am, between 12pm and 1pm or after 5:30pm you are a total a*hole.

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#18

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
9 months ago

What did he get for himself?

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#19

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Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

Damn you Cheryl!!

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#20

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

Your husband's butt cheeks are very sore by now but I bet he still has a smile on his face.

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#21

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DUN DUN
Community Member
9 months ago

This is very adorable actually

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#22

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Kai David
Community Member
9 months ago

I call my husband puppies. I constantly say puppies quiet. Puppies out. Puppies no. Puppies I'm working. My coworkers sent me a gift basket full of dog treats and toys and they want to see my puppies on zoomcalls. 🤗

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#23

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NsG
Community Member
9 months ago

I know this is meant to be a joke, but in all seriousness, maintaining my going-in-to-the-office routine has been critical for maintaining my mental health through all of this. It was a sliver of normality - I've now been out of my normal office for 21 months - I haven't even been near the building. I've forgotten what's in my desk drawers - I miss my stapler.

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#24

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Rocio Palacios
Community Member
9 months ago

This Is so true!!! I have always worked from home, and even when challenging it was doable. Last year with schools closed and spouse it was almost impossible! Finally we found a rythm... By the end of the year!

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#25

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Vicky Z
Community Member
9 months ago

I think that even working in construction might be easier than handling a toddler

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#26

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

I don't understand why people do that. My camera is always pointed straight at my face so noone can even see what I'm wearing, much less my floor

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#27

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Blackstone
Community Member
9 months ago

You know your zoom call is getting good when you hear your partner start popping the popcorn.

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#28

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Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
9 months ago

The only complaint my husband has is that I have a voice that carries. He doesn't understand some of the things I'm talking about while working, but if he doesn't hear from me for a while, he comes to check on me.

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#29

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Gerard Neaux
Community Member
9 months ago

Nothing wrong with that

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#30

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
9 months ago

At least one employee is working to start a nest egg.

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#31

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James016
Community Member
9 months ago

She whispers in comic sans.

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#32

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
9 months ago

Node modules? Hahahaha... ehem... Yeah I don't get either

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#33

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Buck Up
Community Member
9 months ago

Sounds like they need a class in "arts appreciation"

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#34

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Kill-Bunny
Community Member
9 months ago

Yeah, I have colleagues whos does that too and the ones who does absolutely nothing with their inbox. And somehow the ones with "clean" and "nicely archived" folders are the ones who constantly has missing emails and documents :D

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#35

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Loty
Community Member
9 months ago

He just might get a raise :)

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