737 Views

9 Simple Ways To Avoid Office Affairs In Nigeria

People who work together throughout the week often find themselves conflicted about their feelings for each other. You do not want to jeopardize your marriage, but you are starting to feel a strong attraction to one of your co-workers. What do you do? What steps do you take to avoid an office affair?

Set Boundaries

If there is someone in your office who is expressing an interest that is outside the professional boundaries, then you should talk to them immediately about your desire to stay out of an office affair. In many cases, you can salvage the friendship and stay away from an office affair if you simply set boundaries with certain co-workers early on.

Don’t Return The Subtle Glances

Sometimes it does not take much to send a signal to a co-worker that can be interpreted as the invitation to an office affair. If you want to avoid office affairs, then keep the alluring glances at home with your spouse.

Keep It Professional

Office romances often start when one person starts going out of their way to make contact or be around a co-worker. The best way to avoid an office affair is to do your job and keep contact with your co-workers at a professional level. If you become friends with certain co-workers, then introduce those co-workers to your spouse to help keep everything out in the open.

Pictures Of The Family

Believe it or not, pictures of your family can often be strong deterrents to an office affair. If you start to feel that you may want to pursue extra-curricular activities with a co-worker, then a look at a picture of your spouse and children can often be enough to stop those thoughts.

Keep Your Relationship Strong

One of the best ways to prevent an affair from happening in any situation is to be committed to keeping your relationship at home strong. Instead of running into the arms of a co-worker when your home relationship gets shaky, you should work with your spouse to find out what the problem is and solve it.

ALSO READ  Don Jazzy Assists Another Twitter Fan With Payment Of N190k School Fees

Maintain Healthy Family Relationships

In many cases, maintaining healthy relationships with your siblings, parents, and other immediate family can help strengthen the family bond at home and keep the idea of an office affair out of your mind.

Think First

Many office affairs are the result of impulsive actions that would not have happened had one or both co-workers stopped to think about what they were doing. Before you make the move to initiate an office affair, give yourself a few days to think about it and decide if it is something you really want to do.

Call Home

Work can be stressful and it may feel like the only person who understands what you are going through is your co-worker. Before you attempt to use that understanding as the foundation for an office affair, call your spouse and just listen to their voice. Subtle reminders of the relationship you have at home can often prevent you from making mistakes at work.

Consider The Consequences

You may find yourself all ready to start an office affair with a co-worker and you have put yourself on the verge of making the decision. Before you do, think about the potential consequences that come with such a decision. Think about how it would affect your spouse and the spouse of your co-worker, if they have one. If your co-worker is known for being emotionally unstable, then an office affair could be the biggest mistake of your life.

In those moments when your mind is considering starting an office affair with a co-worker, it is best to sit back and think about what you are doing. If you focus on your family and your job, then you can erase the thoughts of an office affair from your mind.

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

European Investment Bank Partners With AfDB To Support Private Sector Investment In Nigeria
Business
78 views
Business
78 views

European Investment Bank Partners With AfDB To Support Private Sector Investment In Nigeria

PH - April 22, 2018

The European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank have agreed to support the creation of the new Development Bank of Nigeria to strengthen lending for business…

Telecoms VAS Market Hits $200m In Nigeria
Business
58 views
Business
58 views

Telecoms VAS Market Hits $200m In Nigeria

PH - April 22, 2018

The Value Added Services (VAS), segment of the telecom market in Nigeria has recorded the sum of $200 million revenue as at first quarter this year, Prof.…

#BBNaija: Why Cee-C Is Bbetter Than President Buhari – Reno Omokri
Entertainment
95 views
Entertainment
95 views

#BBNaija: Why Cee-C Is Bbetter Than President Buhari – Reno Omokri

PH - April 21, 2018

Former aide to Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri,in his latest shade on President Buhari has mentioned that a housemate on the Big Brother Naija 2018 reality TV…

Why I Didn’t Do Well At Chelsea – Liverpool Star, Mohamed Salah
Sports
132 views
Sports
132 views

Why I Didn’t Do Well At Chelsea – Liverpool Star, Mohamed Salah

MT - April 20, 2018

While speaking in an exclusive interview ahead of Liverpool’s clash at West Brom on Saturday, on Sky Sports Premier League, Mohammed Salah admitted that he is focusing on…

“Why Soldiers Burnt Houses In Benue State” – Army Spokesperson
Shocking
137 views
Shocking
137 views

“Why Soldiers Burnt Houses In Benue State” – Army Spokesperson

MT - April 20, 2018

The Nigerian army has taken responsibility for the attack, which resulted in burning down of houses in a Benue community on Thursday. The Army said the attack…

Meet Vivian Chiologi, John Shittu’s Wife Who Got Married At 50, Gave Birth At 51
Best of Nigeria
158 views
Best of Nigeria
158 views

Meet Vivian Chiologi, John Shittu’s Wife Who Got Married At 50, Gave Birth At 51

MT - April 20, 2018

My darling Viv, today I celebrate you and I thank God for your life and strength. What a testimony your life has become. You met and fell…

Lazy Youths: Why Buhari Should Apologize And Be Forgiven – Shehu Sani
Politics
119 views
Politics
119 views

Lazy Youths: Why Buhari Should Apologize And Be Forgiven – Shehu Sani

MT - April 20, 2018

SHEHU Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize over his remarks about Nigerian Youths. While answering a question at the Commonwealth Business…

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious Wins 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant (Photos)
Best of Nigeria
126 views
Best of Nigeria
126 views

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious Wins 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant (Photos)

MT - April 20, 2018

19 year old Miss Udeh Precious has emerge winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant. The actress and model beat 19 other contestants in the competition…

Nigeria Uninterruptible Power Supply To Reach 4.7% In 2024
Business
110 views
Business
110 views

Nigeria Uninterruptible Power Supply To Reach 4.7% In 2024

PH - April 20, 2018

Nigeria Vision 20:2020 is set to be a major development plan for the country to accelerate growth of commercial and industrial sectors over the coming years. Further,…

Nigeria’s Brent Crude Hits $73.79 per Barrel
Business
120 views
Business
120 views

Nigeria’s Brent Crude Hits $73.79 per Barrel

PH - April 20, 2018

An improvement in Nigeria’s oil earnings is on course as prices held firm on Friday near three-year highs reached earlier this week as ongoing Organisation of Petroleum…

Debbie Rise’s Sister Tee-Rise Releases Gospel single “First Loved Me”
Entertainment
121 views
Entertainment
121 views

Debbie Rise’s Sister Tee-Rise Releases Gospel single “First Loved Me”

PH - April 20, 2018

Temilolu Olurishe also known as Tee-Rise is a young lady with a desire to express her worship to God in her songs while she helps others enjoy…

WATCH: Chimamanda Adichie Talks #MeToo, Feminism and Gay Rights on CNN
Best of Nigeria
120 views
Best of Nigeria
120 views

WATCH: Chimamanda Adichie Talks #MeToo, Feminism and Gay Rights on CNN

PH - April 20, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on CNN to discuss the #MeToo movement, feminism, and rights of LGBT people with Christiane Amanpour. The writer who revealed earlier this week…

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious emerges Winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant
Art, History and Culture
114 views
Art, History and Culture
114 views

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious emerges Winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant

PH - April 20, 2018

The 19-year-old model, actress and show host, Udeh Precious, beat stiff competition from 19 other contestants to emerge winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant. Precious,…

BBNaija: Tobi Bakre Is Not A Lazy Nigerian Youth; Check Out His 5 Professions..
Best of Nigeria
117 views
Best of Nigeria
117 views

BBNaija: Tobi Bakre Is Not A Lazy Nigerian Youth; Check Out His 5 Professions..

MT - April 20, 2018

Shared Via IG With Caption .. Nigerians are one of the most resourceful and hardworking people in the world. From generation to generation, this has remained true.…

Veteran Actress, Ireti Doyle Shares How She Almost Lost A Job “For Being The Wrong Skin Colour”
Entertainment
108 views
Entertainment
108 views

Veteran Actress, Ireti Doyle Shares How She Almost Lost A Job “For Being The Wrong Skin Colour”

PH - April 20, 2018

Veteran actress Ireti Doyle, in a post on her Instagram page, is speaking about colorism. In her post, she details how she almost lost a major gig…

1771 Cases of Domestic Violence, 138 Against Men, Recorded in 10 Months in Lagos
Shocking
93 views
Shocking
93 views

1771 Cases of Domestic Violence, 138 Against Men, Recorded in 10 Months in Lagos

PH - April 20, 2018

The Lagos State Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence Response Team (DVSRT) recorded 138 cases against men between May 2017 and March 2018. This was revealed by the…

5 Women-Owned Tech Spaces that VP Osinbajo Could Have Visited During #VPTourOfTech – Mary Olushoga
Business
98 views
Business
98 views

5 Women-Owned Tech Spaces that VP Osinbajo Could Have Visited During #VPTourOfTech – Mary Olushoga

PH - April 20, 2018

Why are women innovators largely ignored in Nigeria’s male-dominated technology spaces? Why didn’t Vice President Osinbajo visit any women-owned spaces during the highly popular and attention-grabbing #VPTourofTech?…

#ReadyToBeatMalaria: Chimamanda Adichie Joins Bill Gates, Prince Charles at Malaria Summit in London
Food and Health
102 views
Food and Health
102 views

#ReadyToBeatMalaria: Chimamanda Adichie Joins Bill Gates, Prince Charles at Malaria Summit in London

PH - April 20, 2018

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a speech at the Malaria Summit on Wednesday, 18th of April,in London, England. The Malaria Summit was held to urge Commonwealth…

Loading...