How to Handle an Office Romance?

There are millions of ways of falling in love and one of the most common places where people fall for each other is in the office. This is treacherous because you need to work and maintain a relationship with everyone else at the office as well. You have to be very careful all the while. You cannot disappoint the one you love and at the same time, you also cannot disappoint your bosses and your colleagues. Indeed, you are in an extremely tricky situation with absolutely no idea about what to do. Here are a few tips that will help you out –

Boy and Girl Communicating

Don’t Mix Professional with Personal

This is a very obvious advice but also the hardest to follow. How would you keep personal and professional separate if your soul mate works in the same office as you? This needs effort from both ends. You have to talk this out with your partner and let them know that you would like to have a work life balance and hence, you guys should not be behaving like a couple in the office. If your partner is mature enough, he or she will understand and will not nudge you further.

Colleagues Communicating

Mix with Everyone in the Office

It is indeed very tempting to spend every single free moment with your better half but watch yourself in time. It isn’t just the 2 of you who work at this office. There are a whole lot of other people. Moreover, in the corporate world, you never know who you are going to need to stand up for you. Thus, talk to everyone in the office instead of just talking to your loved one all the time. This will take some effort from you but it will reward you in time.

Couple romance In Office

After Office Hangouts

It is but natural that the 2 of you will hang out together post office hours. Make sure that you don’t offend anyone while you are at it. If possible, don’t hang out near the office area where you are likely to bump into office people. Hang out somewhere far off. Yet, sometimes there will be other people who will want to hang out with you. Take those other people and accommodate them once in a while. You have no choice but to adjust. This is just one of the downsides of an office romance and you will have to put up with it.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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