Couples That Work

Couples That Work

How To Thrive in Love and at Work


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Every couple wants a happy relationship and a meaningful career but how do we balance both at the same time?

In Couples that Work, Professor Jennifer Petriglieri shifts away from the language of sacrifice and trade-offs and focuses on how couples can successfully tackle the challenges they will face throughout their lives--together. The book explores key questions like:

Can you and your partner have equally important careers or must you prioritise one over the other?
How can you juggle children or family commitments without sacrificing your work?
Does every decision require compromise or can you find solutions that benefit you both?

Identifying common triggers and traps working couples face, and offering resolution and reflection through tools and engaging exercises, this book will help every couple design their own unique way to combine love and work at every stage of their journey.

Finding fulfilment in both love and work may just be easier than you think.


  • "In this provocative and thoughtful book, Professor Petriglieri has created a brilliant conversation road map for anyone navigating a duel career path. I read it with my partner - and suggest you do the same. It's fascinating!"
    Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School and bestselling author of The 100-Year Life

About the author

Jennifer Petriglieri

Jennifer Petriglieri is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD, Paris. She is Program Director for INSEAD's Management Acceleration Program and the Women Leaders Program. She designed and teaches INSEAD's most popular MBA elective, the Psychological Issues in Management course. An expert on dual-career couples, she is a popular keynote speaker and writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review. British by birth, Jennifer now lives in France with her Italian husband (who is also a professor at INSEAD) and their two children.
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