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What's it really like being married to an entrepreneur?

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This story appears in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Ever since she met her husband, Junab Ali, Denise Ali has known that she would always be, in a sense, "the other woman." "We've known each other since we were 15," says Denise, "and he's always talked about having his own . When it finally happened, it wasn't a big surprise." Except for the timing: Their baby was 6 months old in 2000, when Junab, now 32, quit his lucrative day job to start San Antonio-based Mobius Partners, offering computer infrastructure solutions to . Whenever Denise couldn't calm their crying baby, she knew the noise might be disturbing Junab, especially if he was on the phone--he was just down the hall in the spare bedroom/office.

Do entrepreneurs make good husbands or wives? It depends whom you talk to, of course, but clearly, to an entrepreneur can be difficult.

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