How to Handle Office Romances

  posted by: Amber Ford



office romanceBeing a part of a company or workplace gives you the opportunity to meet several people whom you work with. You interact with each other most of the time and you will just realize that you begin creating a closer relationship with one of your co-workers. You cannot blame yourself at times because you just cannot help what you feel. You will just wake up one day that you already find yourself being in a relationship with your officemate.

Relationships in workplaces used to be regarded as taboo. Romantic relationships were not allowed. In this regard, employees who were guilty of this got fired or moved to other departments. Up to now, there are still companies who do not allow this although for some, it’s just fine for as long as the job is not affected. Their requirement is to handle their romance relationship in such a way that they will keep it a private thing.

If you are into a relationship with a coworker, then it might be helpful to read several tips and instructions on how to handle office romances.

  • Respect the policy of the company. It’s a part of your job to respect whatever policy the company you work for has. If the company discourages office romances, then you must follow it.
  • Keep your relationship in private. If you really cannot help yourself but fall for your coworker, then follow your heart but avoid public display of affection.
  • Observe professionalism during office hours. Pay attention to your task. Don’t be disrupted by the presence of your partner. Be responsible and don’t risk your career for the sake of your relationship, especially if you aren’t sure if it’s going to last.
  • Don’t let your fights come in between your work. You are at the office to work. Do your part as a part of the company.
  • Let your partner miss you for once. It’s healthier when you don’t really spend time together at your workplace because you are saving it after work. It’s also healthier to go out on a date once in a while. You will have more stories to share to one another.

You might find it hard to deal with this kind of relationship but eventually you’ll get used to it. Just take it slow and everything will fall on their right places.




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Date: July 21, 2011 | Category: General
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