How Do You Know If Someone Is Your ‘Work Spouse’?

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How do you know if the officemate on whom you unload your every neurosis and hateful thought about that asshole in ad sales is your office spouse? Newsweek talked to a real-life work couple, Patty Lewis and Tom Brister, who explained the signs:

"From a psychological and emotional perspective, he is the person I can tell anything to, and share any perspective with, no matter how mean-spirited or politically incorrect," said Lewis.

"Patty hears many of the same things reserved for my spouse, including who is annoying me at work, my true assessment of some of the projects at work and my current satisfaction level with my job," said Brister.

Other signs you have a work spouse: You should totally end up together in the series finale even though you find each other sexually repulsive.


Signs you might have a 'work spouse' [Newsweek]