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Bonding with work peers has always been an important part of office life, but employees are taking things to the next level. There is a growing tendency toward taking a "work spouse," i. A new survey from digital media company Captivate found that 70 percent of business professionals currently have or have had a work spouse — a lift from the 65 percent the company saw in Injust 32 percent of employees reported having work spouses. Scott Marden, CMO at Captivate, said the recent survey polled employees in various types of white collar companies mostly small firms across the U.
S, and that for the most part, the rise in work spouses was expected. Many of us are spending a lot of time in the office, and are remotely checking in from home. Having a work spouse can help get us through the stress.
And many of us just don't want to bog down our domestic partners with all that annoying, stressful work stuff. Now and then Campbell and his work spouse are the subject of office rumors and gossip, but neither lets it get to them.
More importantly, Campbell has made a point of familiarizing his wife with his work spouse so that she too is comfortable with the platonic work arrangement. Campbell and his work spouse have taken care in setting clear boundaries — something that many can learn from. In both cases it leaned more male than female.
It was very different for women, with only 3 percent admitting to having crossed the line, and 5 percent saying they hide their work spouse from their real spouse. Crossing the line may be easier than you think — and it doesn't have to be physical to cause upset at home. Tiffany Ewigleben of Beckett Industries learned the hard way. Even though there was no physical connection, [there was] emotional betrayal.
It's important to set clear boundaries with your work spouse from the start. This means not only laying down the rules around both physical and emotional intimacy and informing your IRL partner if you have one. You should also agree to keep certain topics off limits. Save those conversations for a close friend outside the office, therapist, or yoga class. You should also stay hush on discussions around salary, and resist talking trash about your boss or other employees, as even if you're certain you're on the samethings can quickly change.
This could doom your work spouse bliss.
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Why a 'work wife' is a threat to your marriage