Should An MBA Marry An MBA?

Let us establish this right away that since you are here, either you are an MBA or are planning to marry one. Best of luck in either of the cases because I know it’s a giant step in each our lives.

Consider the following conversations:

Conversation1

Partner 1: How was your day?

Partner 2: It was good. How was yours?

Partner 1: Ah! It was okay. Had a disagreement with one of my colleagues over an issue

Partner 2: I am sure it will be fine. Do you want to go out? We could have your favorite ice cream to cheer you up and then we can go for a drive as well.

Conversation2

Partner 1: How was your day?

Partner 2: It was good. How was yours?

Partner 1: Ah! It was okay. Had a disagreement with one of my colleagues over an issue

Partner 2: I guess that’s part of the job. Am sure you will just figure out how to handle the situation tomorrow.

Did you notice the difference in the conversations between the two couples? Can you guess which of them was an MBA-MBA couple and which one was an MBA-non MBA couple? While you try to figure out, let us go through some other insights that might help you.

When you look for a life partner, what are the characteristics do you expect them to have? When you are working on an academic project, you might look for someone who is intellectual and has similar interests in the topic of study, just like you.

When you want to start a new venture, you look for a partner who has an equal amount of passion for the venture as you. You look for someone you can bounce ideas off and who has a business acumen and a vision to make your venture a successful one.

Now when you look for a life partner, you want them to possess all these exceptional qualities which would help you both to at least sail through life somehow, if not smoothly. It is possible that they might be highly educated and maybe even an MBA like you are or they could have done something else in another field. So, is it important to marry an MBA in the hopes of getting understood better at times when you need it the most?

Some people believe that there is a purpose for everyone’s life. I can’t say for sure but I think it happens more often than not that people fail to find the purpose in their lives. If you are one of them, you might be expecting that your partner might help you find one or if you both already have a purpose (Which is a rare thing by the way), figure out if they intersect at some point in your lives. I believe it is a very important question when you are looking to get married to someone because it is not just about getting married. It is about analyzing its sustainability, which might even give you a peak into the future.

At the end of the day, an MBA is taught to manage businesses and solve their problems. In the process, he/she matures through interaction with their peers. In those two years, they try to gain experience from their colleagues who have had a very different life than they had. A person without an MBA has a very different kind of experiences, sometimes by rising through some of the ranks in the professional world which an MBA sometimes skips. Does it make their experience any less worthy? No, it is just as rich as that of an MBA. It’s just different!

The keywords in the last paragraph are ‘experience’ and ‘professional’. Is a professional experience in a certain domain going to make your future conversations with your partner more fruitful? If yes, then you have the full liberty to put this criterion in your list of hygiene factors that you want your partner to possess. If it isn’t, then does an MBA degree on your partner’s resume matter so much in the long run? Of course, you would want your partner to have a professional stability in their life or at least work towards it, no matter which field they have chosen for themselves.

Now going back to the conversations at the beginning of the article, could you figure out which of them was between an MBA-MBA couple? It is practically not possible to point that out because these responses that the partners gave in the conversations weren’t influenced just by their educational qualifications. It is a reflection of a person’s qualities as a human being, not as an MBA, not as an Engineer, not as a cinematographer or a copywriter. Look for the qualities that they possess, when they are stripped off these roles and labels.

Hey, Wait!

Before you decide, please do not consider just my views 😉

Wish you a great partner!

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