Most of us spend most of our time at work, and the relationships we form on the job can be some of the most important relationships in our lives. A lot of people leave their home and their spouse every morning, and go to work and spend their day with their “work spouse”. This term is used to describe the person at work you spend the most time with, and go to for help with projects or when the boss is making unreasonable demands. For celebrities, a “work spouse” can often take on the role of a “real spouse”, at least for the movie screen. When actors play married couples, it can be hard not to cross the line in real life too. But, it happens all the time and transitioning from a “work spouse” to a real life relationship can be avoided when put in its proper perspective.
Information from stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence shed light on the “work spouse” issue:
● Clearly defined boundaries must be established, and followed, in order to keep the relationship professional.
●Understanding the relationship is related to work only helps to keep expectations in check.
● When spending time outside the office with your “work spouse”, be sure to include friends and your real life spouse in order to avoid the potential for inappropriate behavior.
When you allow your personal life to be impacted by decisions you are making at work, things can get messy. Remember that your “work spouse” is the person you most easily identify with while at work, but that your at home spouse is the person you’ve chosen to commit your life to for the long term. While some people spend their entire life at one job, the more frequent circumstance is that job switches take place regularly. Keep in mind your job may only be temporary, and your home life is permanent. If you are able to differentiate between work and home, you will be able to keep these aspects of your life separate and only allow them to intermingle when you wish.
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