Lynn and Doug Caddell will celebrate their silver anniversary this fall, but they still talk like newlyweds. Highly technical newlyweds. Both husband and wife are CIOs whose respective companies are 2001 CIO-100 honorees. They spend weekdays apart: Doug works in the Milwaukee office of Brussels, Belgium-based law firm Foley & Lardner. Lynn works three miles from home at Yellow Technologies, which provides IT services to Yellow Freight System in Overland Park, Kan. CIO asked them what role their similar career paths play in their lives.\n\n \n\n\n\n\nDo you discuss work at home?\n \n\nLynn: We keep work talk to a minimum. This is time dedicated to [our three] boys. We do discuss situations we are facing, but they typically deal with management, processes or people issues. \n\n \n\n\n\n\nHow do you manage living apart during the week?\n \n\nDoug: Technology helps in this situation?between cell phones and e-mail we are always in touch. \nLynn: It works for us. It\u2019s not for everyone. I think you have to be fairly secure in your relationship. We try not to do work on the weekends. We make time for the boys.\nDoug: Weekends are sacred.\n\n \n\n\n\n\nDo you think having the same position helps your marriage?\n \n\nDoug: While our organizations are very different?Lynn\u2019s being a Fortune 500 corporation and mine being a closely held law firm?we understand the details and underlying issues that the other faces. We understand why one of us is having a bad day. The elementary shop-talk is eliminated, and only the really interesting items or serious challenges are discussed. \n\n \n\n\n\n\nSo working in different industries also helps?\n \n\nLynn: I think the difference is the size and scope. When you\u2019re with a Fortune 500 you have a bigger staff, variety, so what we do is different enough...\nDoug: ...that we\u2019re not competing with each other.\n\n \n\n\n\n\nLynn, what attracted you to Doug?\n \n\nLynn: Because he was in the Navy he was more mature, although he\u2019s the same age as me. I looked for people with a little more depth and personality. You can thank me later, Honey.\n\n \n\n\n\n\nHow old are you?\n \n\nDoug: [laughing] I\u2019m 28, she\u2019s 29.... No, we\u2019re both 47, but I\u2019m older by a month.\nLynn: And wiser by a month.Doug: You\u2019re the better looking one.