As with any business venture, the agreements you make with your partners are important. However, having the wrong, or even no, partnership agreement from early on can be disastrous. A WeChat post that has been flooding Chinese social is a sad testament to this rule.

Under the tear-inducing title “Even if my husband didn’t make a penny, he’s still the best entrepreneur in my heart”, the post was published by Emily Liu, the wife of an entrepreneur. In a couple of hours, the article was read by 100,000 WeChat users and collected nearly 50,000 likes.

Emily’s husband launched a startup with partners in 2010. As the number 2 employee of the company, he is acting as co-founder and CTO. The author gives a vividly and touching description of the hardships her husband and their family went through along the growth of the startup.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.