Married to Success: How to Support your Founder Spouse

Dr. Hokemeyer, renowned marriage and family therapist, offers invaluable advice on supporting your entrepreneur spouse during their startup journey.

In this insightful video, renowned marriage and family therapist, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer delves into a crucial topic for the spouses of entrepreneurs. As a marriage therapist with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs in the fields of behavioral and relational health, Dr. Hokemeyer offers invaluable advice on supporting your entrepreneur spouse during their startup journey.

In these uncertain economic times, the stress and pressures entrepreneurs face are immense, often accompanied by feelings of insecurity, even when they’ve achieved remarkable success. Dr. Hokemeyer encourages spouses to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for their partners, enabling them to express their feelings, fears, and vulnerabilities without added pressure to solve their problems. By offering this support, you can help alleviate the stresses your entrepreneur spouse faces daily. Additionally, clear communication is vital in maintaining a healthy relationship. Dr. Hokemeyer emphasizes the importance of setting boundaries and openly discussing the impact of work-related stress on your relationship. If the pressures become overwhelming, he suggests helping your spouse seek external support, whether from a peer, friend, or professional therapist or coach, to ensure their emotional well-being while minimizing stress within your family life.

Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer

Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer

Marriage and Family Therapist

Bio

Dr. Hokemeyer is a psychotherapist specializing in the intersection of wealth and mental health.

Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer

Marriage and Family Therapist

Bio

Dr. Hokemeyer is a psychotherapist specializing in the intersection of wealth and mental health.

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