Dating within a company
Any other relationship (friend, lover, business) can cause a conflict-of-interest between that relationship and the clinical relationship.
And so, clinicians are barred from having any other relationship with their patients.
For example, with most colleagues, if there is something they do at work that you disagree with, you discuss it and then you each go back and work on the project some more.
With a romantic partner, you might just try to fix a problem you see at work without confronting your partner about it.
Some things are universal don’ts, like dating someone you work with. So is there anyway to make a romantic relationship and a career thrive in the same place?
Psychologist Art Markman helps this reader figure it out.
You meet a lot of people and you get to know them far better than the people you meet in many other settings.
The big reason why workplace relationships can cause problems is called the dual relationship principle.
It is hard enough giving criticism to coworkers and having workplace disagreements.
The man I’ve been seeing isn’t my boss and I’m not his, but we do work pretty closely together on a lot of projects (which is how our relationship bloomed).
We’ve been seeing each other for a little over a month.
At the beginning of any relationship that starts to get serious, you cannot imagine that anything will go wrong.
And it is no fun to think about the potential problems that might arise when you are full of the bliss of a new romance.