How to build a successful relationship as a CEO

In my last post, I talked about all the reasons why it’s difficult to start and maintain a relationship as a CEO. But it’s not all bad news because CEOs do get married, and start a family (roughly 80%, according to this study.) How do they do it?

Here are three straightforward approaches you can take to foster a healthy and rewarding relationship as a CEO.


Here’s why it’s difficult for CEOs to have successful relationships

If you occupy a high-level position at work, there’s a ton of responsibility resting on your shoulders. This often makes it difficult to start and maintain a relationship because your work commitments may cause your partner to feel frustrated, ignored, and unwanted.

You’ll often find that these relationship difficulties are caused by specific factors. Let’s take a close look at 3 of them.