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Monday, February 12, 2007

24/7 relationships


I can't imagine working with my husband. But plenty of couples survive and thrive in 24/7 relationships. What's the secret to being in business with your spouse?
For Kim and Carl Bolufe, who run high-end fashion boutiques in South Florida, success comes from each having their own job responsibilitiess. That gives each some personal space at the office.
The Bolufes met during a college fashion show, married and in 1993 founded Bolufe boutique in Mizner Park. They now have three locations. Kim chooses the merchandise and trains the employees, and Carl is behind the scenes handling finances.
To avoid friction, Kim says they acknowledge and except each other's abilities and limits. And, when they travel for work, they make some time for romance. The couple says working together helps their relationship: "There is a level of trust that you both are giving it your all to achieve the same goal."

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