While your family relationships may be the most important relationships in your life, your relationships with those you work with almost become equally important. Especially when you consider you may spend more time with your coworkers than you do with your wife or children.
This fact is daunting. Forty-plus hours a week are spent with people in your office. That’s almost a quarter of your week.
What this means is the relationships at work often become personal relationships on top of the working relationships you have with your coworkers. These people become your friends, confidants, and, sometimes, your significant other.
Don’t tell me these relationships don’t matter. They do. And you have to learn how to manage those personal relationships in the workplace.