20 Times People Learned New Things About Their Partners While Seeing Them Work From Home

When couples spend more time together than usual, they learn a lot about each other. With the Coronavirus outbreak making us stay at home, many of us are now working from home… Are you working from home too? Share your experience in comments!

A funny thing about quarantining is hearing your partner in full work mode for the first time. Like, I’m married to a “let’s circle back” guy — who knew?

The first time I saw Work Husband I was thrilled to find he was a “I don’t think Laura was done speaking” guy.

Hearing my wife in meetings--especially with subordinates--and it dawns on me that she uses personnel management techniques on me all the time.

I got to hear my wife discuss fundraising strategies for battling brain diseases, and it was super clear just how "up" I married.

My partner is laid back and chilled about everything, never has much of an opinion or argument, but apparently at work he's super competent and speaks up and gets things done. It's very disorienting.

My husband has a work voice! I can always tell when he’s on a work call because his voice is louder and deeper.

I’m married to “just to clarify”

Mine said “why don’t we table that and revisit it in a couple days… “Who the hell is he? We’ve never tabled a damn thing and revisited anything in our entire 36 year marriage!

My husband is pleasant and PATIENT on the phone. It’s like invasion of the body snatchers. I know him as the guy who can’t sit still at red lights and won’t buy more than three groceries at a time. WTF? Why can’t I have the patient guy?

Turns out my husband can actually small talk, just not with anyone we know in non-work life.

Told my husband at lunch: I have a hard stop at 11:55 because I have to jump on a call. The look I got was amazing. I asked "does no one at your job say that?" He replied no, i dont work with douchebags.

My wife works from home full-time, but I remember the day I realized she was the "one more question" person at the end of meetings. I was shook.

My husband teaches online and when he records his lectures, I can’t listen. He swooned his voice and makes dad jokes. So cringy.

I was once in a meeting with a corporate bro who said “let me take a moment to curate the space” (he meant supply context for the meeting) and now I’m wondering if his spouse has already decided on divorce or giving it a few more days

THIS! My husband- “What’s one thing I can do to make your day better?” WTF???

Thoughts and prayers. I found out my wife is a "screw process, let's get to the deliverable" woman and I'm honestly not surprised at all.

I'm married to "for the love of Christ" guy who calls everyone "Chief"

LOL! my husband, it appears, is the guy who has long, loud and very RAMBLY phone convos. AND often uses speakerphone! who on earth did I marry :)

Lol facts. My guy’s voice gets deeper. He pauses before he answers questions. He paces the room while on conference calls. I’m like who’s the person in my house?!

I appear to be married to "I hear what you're saying, but..." guy.


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  1. Randomhuman March 30, 2020


  2. The Real Anon March 30, 2020

    It’s amazing how so much was said, but no communication was ever accomplished.

  3. Anonymous March 30, 2020


  4. Koizoh Rível March 30, 2020

    “Hard stop at 11.55” = instant divorce.

  5. The other guy March 30, 2020

    I can hear my distinct voice better working from home and realize what my colleagues have been hinting about for 11 years. Hope they can lower their noise when we’re back.

  6. Anonymous March 30, 2020

    sounds like these guys are married to a bunch of *****

  7. rashin March 30, 2020

    who knew: society is full of psychopaths. And nobody ever realized that. Go figure .

  8. Anonymous March 30, 2020

    Some of these are horrible… and really depressing. Wives who have absolutely no notion of the world of work, and men who are somehow gobsmacked that women behave normally. How can people be so hamstrung by stereotypes, even when their own partners are concerned?

  9. Lindley March 31, 2020

    Anonymous… not so much stereotyping, I think, as people using humour to get through challenging times – if we don’t weigh up the minor frustrations of our significant others’ little foibles against our good fortune to be partnered with the Titans of the Universe then the divorce rate is going to skyrocket over the next few months! 😊 Btw Mrs Klipstein… I think that we are married to the same man 😂
    Stay safe and keep well… and together!

  10. Anonymous April 1, 2020

    A few years ago I worked with someone who, whenever she spoke in a meeting, would preface it with “Can I ask a clarifying question?” Normally, corporate speak doesn’t bother me, but this was obviously something she picked up at some seminar. Plus, aren’t all questions clarifying?? Hopefully she never used this at home…

  11. Anonymous April 7, 2020

    How do any of these indicate “Wives who have absolutely no notion of the world of work”?? I’m not seeing which of these tweets could suggest that. Please explain.

  12. Mehtolife December 25, 2020

    Oof lol

  13. Tea May 20, 2021

    I love these! A peek into a partner’s business world is often not what we expect it to be.

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