Today we're tackling the age-old question: is it okay to have a work spouse? AKA, a platonic partner-in-crime with whom you share office gossip, lunch breaks, and inside jokes. Think of it as a 'work wife' or 'work husband', but without any of the romance.
According to a recent study, only 18% of millennials are okay with the idea of a work spouse, while 40% of boomers are totally down for it. Which makes sense, right? If you're a young couple, the idea of your significant other having a close friend at work might feel like a threat to your relationship. But if you've been married for a while, you might see it as a harmless comfort.
But let's be real here. Why does this type of relationship need a label? Can't we just have friends at work, regardless of gender or age? No one is requiring the exchange of friendship rings. Although, that would be pretty funny.
So, is it appropriate to have a work spouse? Well, that's up for debate. But maybe it's best to just keep things simple and stick to regular old work friends. After all, who needs a work spouse when you can have a work squad?