I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Sounds
like someone you shouldn't have been in business
with in the first place, but at this point that's
beside the point. My instinct is that bookkeeper
seems to be someone also invested in the business
and someone who has some understanding of the
situation as well as someone who seems sympathetic
to how you are being wrongfully treated. My suggestion
is that you consult the bookkeeper as a neutral
third party, since he witnessed this.
for suggestions on how to proceed. It's very
likely that you can find a way to work together,
perhaps just better dividing up tasks and responsibilities
and only checking in with the other person on
completion or major decisions. Perhaps you can
each write up a code of conduct for working together.
I'm assuming that he needs and wants the business
as much as you do and thus has a vested interest
in trying to figure out a way to work together — the
future of the business likely depends on it.
There are mediators you could get involved, too — but
that's more money, and since the bookkeeper already
has some insight I would just seek his professional
I hope that helps — good luck figuring
something out and good for you for knowing that
you don't deserve to be treated that way.