Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing—maybe even flirting. And what if steamy encounters of undeniable chemistry tempt you out of your super-professional comfort zone …
But when you date someone in your office, it can become more and more difficult to leave your relationship drama at home where it belongs. and into the HR department for a talk about the office's dating policy?
Try to keep in mind all the good things that made you notice that coworker in the first place, and focus on the positive aspects of an ongoing professional relationship.
And if it's at all possible for you, try not to dwell on what went wrong.
It's obviously worse if you're interested in someone with whom you work on a daily or regular basis.
But even if they are in a separate department or on a different floor, making sure you're not bringing your relationship with you to work each day adds even more stress. Excelle: 5 Ways To Conquer Self Doubt The Excitement Factor And of course office relationships have a definite positive side: The excitement factor.
That having been said, at a time when so many of us are holding on for dear life to the jobs we have, or desperately searching for another one, it's not unlikely that you're putting in a little extra time on the job, and regretting how little time you have to further develop and explore your personal life. What will you do if your company's policy forbids inter-office relationships?