Working with an Ex: How to Deal

  • Topic Info:Dating within the workplace isn’t that uncommon. According to a Career Builder survey, 39 percent of people say they have dated at least one coworker.

    In fact, more than 30 percent of couples that meet at their job end up getting married. But what about the relationships that don’t last? The breakup may have been horrible or tough, but there still needs to be a professional approach to dealing with it; especially while at work.

    Having to see your former significant other/cube mate around the office, or work on projects together for ten hours a day, five days a week can make going to work dreadful. This, however, doesn’t mean that you need to start resubmitting your resume elsewhere.

    Author, career counselor, and psychotherapist for individuals and couples, Dr. Anna Ranieri, MBA, PhD, suggests small steps to not only ease the pain of the heartbreak but also ways to help you maintain your cool while in the presence of your Ex at work. 

  • Book Title: How Can I Help? What You Can (and Can’t) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member with a Problem
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS