IF YOU DON' T WANT OTHER PEOPLE TO INTERFERE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP OR ROMANTIC BUSINESS"For a relationship to develop between two people in a way that leads to a healthy future, it is often best that the details and status of that relationship be contained among the two people involved—and the select few they choose to confide in,” Ikka advises.
This also goes for those who are entering a new relationship.“Moving from a casual to a committed relationship can often be tricky," Ikka offers, "and opening up that relationship to an online audience, which is presumably broader than one’s immediate social circle, opens the relationship up to commentary—some of which could be damaging, especially if the relationship is new.” Consider keeping your status quiet for a certain amount of time or until the two of you feel secure in this new arrangement.
Poll just about any office, and you’re likely to hear at least one story (if not more) of workplace dating that went awry.
What’s worse, the fallout from these failed office romances can be far more brutal than a run-of-the-mill relationship.
At least in normal life, if you look at the person you thought you’d marry and suddenly realize that you can’t stand the sight of them, you can just break up.
But when this person is a work colleague, you may still have to maintain a professional relationship no matter how badly things end.
People who are drawn to the same employer often have common interests and a similar outlook on life.
And as you might expect when two people try to maintain both a business and emotional relationship – while spending virtually every waking hour together keeping the whole thing a secret – workplace dating often ends in tears.
“Even if it was a joint decision, it exposes the relationship to scrutiny, observations, and involvement that is not necessarily appropriate during the early phases of a relationship, where the focus should really be on whether attraction, compatibility, common values, and shared interests will survive the long-term.” RELATED 4 Things Men Worry About4.
IF YOU WANT AN EASIER BREAKUPSplitting up can be more complicated if a thousand of your Facebook friends can see your status.
Handle your office romance the right way and you might live happily ever after; screw it up and you could wind up looking for a new job.
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