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

Working From Home

andrew_noakes Report

DUN DUN
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

Working From Home

EliMcCann Report

Brandy P
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#3

Working From Home

Social_Mime Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

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

Working From Home

RodLacroix Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This should be way higher. Women do have gifts.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Working From Home

mollytolsky Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments

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

Working From Home

PinkCamoTO Report

#8

Working From Home

pelentini Report

Beeps
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Working From Home

felicityward Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments

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!

#11

Working From Home

tryptofantastic Report

NsG
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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!

View more comments
#12

Working From Home

AdrienneNakohl Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You just described 75% of office workers

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Working From Home

CyrusMMcQueen Report

BigOrangeTractor
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Working From Home

bronactitley Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Working From Home

supergrrl7 Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Funny-Working-From-Home-Partners-Tweets

Ziggysera Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View more comments
#21

Working From Home

lucyliz Report

#22

Working From Home

arishapiro Report

Kai David
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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. 🤗

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#23

Working From Home

sarahcpr Report

NsG
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Working From Home

copymama Report

Rocio Palacios
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Working From Home

alex_c_lee Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Working From Home

GraceGarde Report

Loty
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Working From Home

brosandprose Report

Blackstone
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Working From Home

RodLacroix Report

Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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.

View more comments
#30

Working From Home

motherplaylist Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Working From Home

siennamarla Report

Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#33

Working From Home

3sunzzz Report

Buck Up
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like they need a class in "arts appreciation"

View more comments
#34

Working From Home

saramegan Report

Kill-Bunny
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Working From Home

DirtyEffinHippy Report

Note: this post originally had 70 images. It’s been shortened to the top 35 images based on user votes.