When your life partner is also your business partner, things can happen. Two days after my husband, John, went into a coma…when the doctors were iffy about his recovery…I was jolted into the realization that I had to keep the business going. There was that pesky health insurance to pay as well as our monthly bills, not to mention the welfare of our team. A few things to keep in mind: Always know each other’s passwords. Learn each other’s jobs, and do them from time to time just for practice. Learn each other’s filing systems. Have a backup person who comes in to help from time to time. The time to have the talk with your partner is now.