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This story appears in the April 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Couples who run homebased businesses together can enjoy bigbenefits, but all marriages pack a potential for problems. Add ahomebased business partnership to the mix, and sparks can fly.Scott Gregory and Shirley Siluk Gregory, co-authors of The HomeTeam: How Couples Can Make a Life and Living by Working at Home(Panda Publishing, $22.95, 888-447-2632), say to avoid these fivepotential traps to help both your marriage and your businessthrive:

1. Misplaced priorities. Your relationship shouldalways take priority over your business. If the company becomesmore important than your marriage, you could be headed for bigtrouble.

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