Chris and Natasha Ashton, owners of Petplan, a pet insurance company, pose for a portrait with their dogs, Montgomery, lower left, and Wellington, center, in Philadelphia. Marriage and other long-term relationships aren't easy. And running a small business is no picnic. Putting the two things together can make life complicated for the happiest of life partners. Still, millions of people run businesses with their significant other every day. It's not known how many couples own and run a business together, but the number runs into the millions.
associated press/January 2013
Chris and Natasha Ashton, owners of Petplan, work in the offices of their pet insurance company, in Philadelphia.