For all intents and purposes, I seem to have found myself in a two person start up. I don't want to go into too much detail for sake of anonymity. An idea a friend and I had spawned a profitable side project. Very small scale, but it could grow (and we both believe it will).
Our issue is that we work at different paces. I am single, have stable money, and enjoy throwing time into this project. He is not single, is unstable financially, and says he enjoys the project, too. When we talk, we both clearly have intentions to throw time into the work. In reality, only I do.
I work maybe 10 hours to his 1. It's pretty out of whack. I love the guy, and I know his priorities are different, but when the difference in work put in is this high it feels like he's being onboarded forever. He'll try to add to the codebase, but because the work we need is being added without him, I need to help him through everything. It also doesn't help that I'm ~7 yrs into software engineering & he's ~1 yr into the same career.
We both have said that there's a difference in the work we put in, but I haven't brought it up as a true issue. I'm not sure that it would help. Essentially, I don't know what he brings to the project at all, and I've started to get protective about it when he pitches anything; it feels less and less like he's got any grounds to say what this project is anymore..
What can I do?