Do what I did. Offer her a job working for you.
rent an office...
Swap spouse for new improved model.
Many, many years ago I started my own business. At that time my wife had a full-time job at another company.
Eventually, I needed someone to handle the paperwork, and she was best for the job (and the least expensive).
Well, that job was really part-time. For five years she only had to show up maybe two or three days a week, all the while I was working 60 to 80 hours during those same weeks.
How about assigning her tasks that involve your business? Or buy an old punch-in machine to record your hours?
In the end, it comes down to money, period. If you're making more than your spouse, the money argument is on your side. If not, God help you.
take a break and do the dishes once in a while, or put some laundry in.
You don't HAVE to be chained to your computer all day.
I think a related info is the "back of the head" syndrome, i.e., "When you get home, all I see is the back of your head 'cause you are on the computer."
These issues take work, and it's essential to make time for spouse/family even when there are important work-related tasks to complete.
Switch jobs with her for the day.
I don't care if she's some fancy lawyer or something, all they do is ask people questions ;)
Talk to her, just tell her that it's making you angry that she doesn't have respect for your job. Tell her you probably do more work, and work that's more important to you, than she does. If I own a website and it fails, I go through a VERY stressful time. I feel myself slipping further and further into a sink-hole.
Secretly hire a maid and take the credit. Actually, no. If she finds out that could be worse. :p
Seriously, though, this is a common problem. Wish I had a good answer. Maybe you could put a chart on the wall of all your current projects. Put the project name, estimated hours and when finished fill in the actual hours. Do one for each day. It's something tangible, and wouldn't be a bad thing for you as well.
Maybe she can find a job she likes. I work at home too. My wife loves her job. No bad feelings at all.
I second Txbaker and Mikep
this is exactly my environment
I work 7 days a week, but my wife being in a manegerial posotion (many thanks for the income!)she also works a lot
So I do take care of grocery shopping and some house maintenance
we have a great deal and it works well
you work more, not for more money per say, but to have a better life.
if you are enjoying life more now that you work from home it's important that your family reap the rewards as well.
take the time to share your rewards with your spouse
if your spouse starts to reap the rewards of your hard work then she/he will encourge you to be more successful, and not just complain about there crappy job
life is short and loved ones are more important than more money
take your spouse out more often now and to different places than before you started working from home. she will have an eaiser time to see the changes
my family and friends do not value my time spent working because i'm doing it in my underware.
i tell them tyra banks does most of her work in her underware and she still works hard and is very successful
let your family enjoy your success and they will work hard to back you up in your endevors.
"my family and friends do not value my time spent working because i'm doing it in my underware."
I don't know why people make sites for a living in their underwear just because they heard someone say that they do it on TV...
Have you told her to get off your back yet, woop?
Not a spouse, but I bought her a Tennessee Walker and a 'vette. Seemed to handle that jealousy thing right up until she moved back to Oregon with the 'vette and the horse. :)
I agree with dickbaker, give her something to do related to your business.
Everytime my husband (or kids for that matter) complain about how much time I devote to my business, I put them to work.
Now unless they're bored they stay clear of me when the computer is on.
Make enough money so she can quit her job! worked for me. Oh, and the Tenessee Walker too DG.