Before you decide, one must examine workplace regulations. Some employers have stringent guidelines regarding personal relationships. In specific situations, it can be illegal, and possibly criminal, to create such personal connections. Also, one has to factor in the sensitivity emerging as a result of the “Me Too Movement.” Behaviors that may have been “permitted” in the past may not be tolerated now.
Controlling Your Feelings
Maintaining a single relationship has challenges. When you have two vastly different relationships with the same person, you are dealing with boundaries, expectations and emotions on a more intense level. The private relationship you have must remain separate from the work one. Should the two meet, both relationships suffer, along with your reputation. Compartmentalizing is not an option. It is a must.
Work and Home – Conflict?
Every relationship has bad moments. When you work with the same person you love, you may not have the option of distance as a healing tool. As angry as you maybe, you may be forced to being cordial to a person who has deeply wounded you. Can you keep up appearances after a bitter fight? Do you have that level of self-control?
Less is More
Sadly, relationships can end. The dilemma here is what to do when your personal relationship ends and your work one must continue. You do not have the luxury of being angry at work. You may have to be cordial to a person you no longer love, possible even like. Feelings have to be deeply buried. No one plans on a love ending, but when it involves work, you have to know if you can handle it, or not.
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