Office romances are romantic relationships between two people employed by the same employer.
Such relationships are as common now as they have always been.
Although so organisation have no policies against such relationships, some do because of the causal effect.
Office romances don’t always have the best end story except for a few people so most times people tend to steer clear from such relationships.
Here are 3 reasons you should also steer clear
1) YOU SEE EACH OTHER EVERYDAY
This may seem perfect and romantic at first, getting to be with the love of your life every minute, meeting targets and being a power couple seems like a blissful life.
But when reality sets in it, the relationship could hit turbulent waters and a less loved up Titanic might happen.
If you both decide to take things a little further and move in together, you are basically signing up for a life exclusive to your partner. You are stuck with them and that feeling isn’t often a good feeling.
You can’t escape them as long as you are still with them.
If you have a fight, you won’t have the indulgence of getting space from them.
You also won’t anticipate talking to your partner about your day because they’ll already know everything that’s happened, they were there.
Furthermore, sometimes you want to take a break and forget about the office drama but your partner wants to talk about it, so you are stuck.
2) BUSINESS COMES FIRST
With two people who are very invested in their career, business always comes first.
You would not want to be unprofessional by putting your relationship before the business.
Your partner being involved in your business equation means you address each other as colleagues first even when either of you does something wrong you cannot be partial.
It could be difficult to go about your work unhindered and with an unbiased mind when romantic feelings are involved as you want to protect your partner.
The ideal thing in a relationship is to always have your partner’s back and support their decisions but no one wants to be submissive to their partner in a career where they want to do exploits and dominate hence bringing in a little tension.
It can be extremely tough to tell the person you love that you don’t like method and would prefer another angle.
3)WHEN THINGS GO BAD THEY REALLY GO BAD
￼The scary thing about romantic flames is that you never know when they are going to burn out.
You may think you have found your soulmate at first, but things could turn sour in the blink of an eye.
You won’t have the luxury of a clean break with an office romance.
The relief of a break up is not having to see your ex every day, but when your ex is your colleague it could be slightly tricky.
Defaming rumours could spring off from your break up ruining either of you in terms of your career as legal issues could be generated. It might seem impossible that the o9ve of your life now would say anything to hurt you to that extent but you never know the capacity of a heartbroken person.
Yes, it is possible to meet the love of your life at work but if you decide to pursue that relationship you better be ready for all the twist and turns that come with office romance.
Have you ever been in an office romance?