9 Hilarious Stories of Couples Working from Home Together
These partners are putting their relationships—and funny bones—to the test.
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder—but for couples working from home together during the COVID-19 pandemic, there's little separation between work and their relationship.
And while spending more time with your significant other may sound ideal to some, many couples are realizing that the things they typically find endearing about their spouses are less enjoyable when they become a permanent fixture in their workplace, too.
So, if you're navigating a new relationship dynamic now that you're both staying home, you're not alone. Read on to discover the hilarious things these couples are discovering about each other. And for more amazing stories from folks stuck at home, check out how These Parents Recreated Awesome Vacations for Their Kids in Quarantine.
1. This woman, whose partner's eating habits became a point of contention
Me: You are swallowing so loudly.
Ryan: Yeah, I do that when I'm gulping.
Me: No you don't. Stop that.#QuarantineCouple
— Madelyn York (@_madelynyork) March 31, 2020
Of course you've spent a lot of time eating around your spouse, but it was never this annoying, right? And for more habits that irritate your partner, check out these 50 Worst Pet Peeves That Grind on Relationships.
2. This man, whose wife maintained her composure at work, despite his best efforts
"Uh, honey, did I not mention that this is a video meeting?"
3. This woman, who got back at her husband for his prank
— 𝐑𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐧 𝐖𝐫𝐚𝐲 (@FueledBy_Robin) April 6, 2020
Let's just hope his company has good GI doctors on its healthcare plan.
4. This woman, who accidentally dropped her meal on her husband
I went downstairs to tell my husband something after my FaceTime interview for my story. I tripped and accidentally dumped my breakfast on him. How's your morning? #workingfromhome
— Melissa Mecija (@10NewsMecija) April 7, 2020
The bad news? He's covered in oatmeal and coffee. The good news? The shower's five steps away!
5. This man, who added some sweet '90s jams to his wife's workday
I tell ya one thing you can't normally do at the job: Serenade your wife with KC and JoJo in the middle of the office on a Monday morning… 🎵 "All my life, I pray for someone like you. And I thank God that I, that I finally found you… And ALLLLLL MY LIFE"… #workingfromhome
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) April 6, 2020
The only thing more annoying than that coworker who won't turn down the volume on their headphones? An a cappella concert of those songs right at home.
6. This woman, whose wife decided to take the path of least resistance against her constant questions
Day 18 wfh
My dear wife had already ~asked a question~ approx. 34 times today. This was my response.
A new use for standing desks! pic.twitter.com/BVAYnZpyHp
— Belyna Bentlage (@bumbleandbells) April 9, 2020
We all have that co-worker who won't stop asking inane questions. But it's even more obnoxious when that person is also your partner.
7. This man, whose wife didn't find his sense of humor as charming as she once did
After my third spectacularly bad joke this morning–
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) February 21, 2020
It's not just bawdy humor that's not appropriate for the office—these days, dad jokes are also on the chopping block.
8. This woman, who was not having her husband's sniffles
— Professional Dog Mom (@Tordorf) April 8, 2020
"How many times do I have to tell you? If you're sick, go home! Oh, wait…"
9. This woman, whose husband did his best to maintain their daily routine
To maintain normalcy, my husband who usually calls me from work to check in just called me in my home office from his home office. We live in the same home. #workingfromhome
— Kristian Kastner Warpinski (@kkwarpinski) April 6, 2020
He could've just knocked on her door, but it's the thought that counts, right? And if you want to make the most of your work from home experience, discover these 7 Genius Home Office Hacks That'll Make Working from Home Way Better.