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Missing Coworkers Due to Working From Home

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Relationships in the workplace

Are you missing your co-worker?

Lots have changed to make you work remotely and not going into the office can make you miss those casual conversations.

There is no travel involved and you are home with family. It is a big change to be working from home and not being able to see your co-workers. Time spent having that coffee with your coworker and sharing conversations do miss those times spent together.

How does that make you feel to not see your coworkers?

You have this obligation to your co-worker, but it is the choice you make or have made when you decided to spend more time with co-workers. Your job calls for that lifestyle. Working eight hours daily is where you have most of your time and with co-workers.

More time spent at work than at home.

Your coworker tends to know your moods, your habits and almost everything about you more than your family members. Co-workers know more about your routine and what you like than others you are supposed to be closer to.

At work, it is work and no fooling around and friends are there for you if needed. A work issue is what you end up with when working and spending time with that person more than your spouse.

You may not share a romantic relationship, but you could tell if something isn’t going well from your boss’s attitude. It is a valuable time that you spend at work and forget what matters at home.

Sometimes you miss that sense of humor you share together with your coworker. Other times you have become too close to your co-worker and only realize this when you are not at work.

You may say you are just ‘’acquaintances’’

Are you just acquaintances?

Missing a co-worker can mean more than just a co-worker friendship.

One gets acquainted with a coworker and doesn’t find themselves just as acquaintances. In some cases, it is about a closer development and this is not good for anyone married.

You feel there is something amiss in your daily routine. This becomes part of your other life at work. The other person you become acquainted with shares your daily routine.

Look at it this way!

Do you need something from your coworker when you are at home with family?

Have you given a part of you to that person?

Are you being selfish to your spouse?

Have you become connected to your co-worker?

Something you saw in your co-worker that gives you hope and happiness. Either you had a crush or find that person to be easier to communicate with than your spouse.

Is there a magical connection between you?

Happy, energetic, bubbly and easier to be with a different person can make you feel like nothing else matters to you. A co-worker caught your eye and all you see is the good in that person. Your hope is lifted when working together.

Daily working is a challenge and when you have a friendly co-worker that challenge no longer feels a challenge. You have something to look forward to and see that different person.

Flirty, or flattering you could make your workplace feel happier than at home. So, you miss your co-worker having all this happy time at work. Your day is brightened when you see your coworker.

Why do you feel like you miss your co-worker when working from home?

Do you miss your conversations or the closeness of your coworker?

It doesn’t mean that you prioritize your coworker over your spouse. If you are single and miss your co-worker that is a different perspective. Married and missing your co-worker doesn’t put much into perspective, knowing you should be happy to be home with your spouse.

Working day after day is one aspect of your life to not being home with your spouse. When you spend all that working time with your coworker, it is time to get that groove back when when your spouse. Instead of missing your co-worker you should pay attention to your family lifestyle. Remote work has put a dent in many lives and you are no exception.

Should you be missing your flirtatious co-worker?

You are always attracted to someone else other than your partner. The key to having a good relationship is to not let that be more than a working relationship. An attraction happens to everyone who has a sense of that direction. Married life doesn’t mean you must give up your emotions.

It means you made a choice and you should live by it.

Co-workers are friendly, can be flirty, can be curious about your personal issues and sharing conversations over a cuppa coffee can make one develop a special connection. You will find that you can share a laugh with a work spouse.

This habit does bring two people together and sometimes is a problem to someone married. If you are missing your co-worker and yearn to make that call just to make a conversation about old times, think about what you would be doing to your marriage.

Often you ignore the feelings of your spouse to make your co-worker feel the happiest. Do not prioritize your co-worker over your spouse and avoid doing anything at the expense of your spouse’s happiness.

If you do not introduce your spouse to your co-worker that won’t make a good impression on you and your co-worker.

Co-workers will miss each other if one of you has chosen to not work there anymore, or on holiday. It becomes an issue when the co-worker doesn’t let go of each other when not in the workplace.

Relationships in the workplace are not a great choice.

You can miss your co-worker and live with it, but if you lose your wife/husband and kids, how would you live with that?

You are responsible for your own actions. Whatever you do is for whatever you want in your job. Do not do it to destroy your marriage. At times you behave in a way that you have no idea of how it is affecting your spouse.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Devika Primić

Comments

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 30, 2020:

Mary Norton Thank you for feedback. ''Flirting is I think not advisable.'' Exactly how I feel about coworkers. I appreciate that you stopped by here.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 30, 2020:

This is a bit tricky. Many of my friends miss working in the office where it is easy to get help and ideas. Besides, it is more interesting than facing the computer the whole day. Your co-workers provide a healthy balance to your family relationships but flirting is I think not advisable.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 28, 2020:

Hi Denise that is my point here, ''I believe you are right when you say that befriending a co-worker isn't something to put ahead of your relationship with your family.'' You understand what I wrote here and this is a problem. Especially when a spouse prioritizes a coworker over the family. Thank you

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 27, 2020:

Well, I don't understand it. I know I commented but it isn't here. It must have disappeared. I think I said that as an artist I don't have "co-workers" because I work from home anyway but I believe you are right when you say that befriending a co-worker isn't something to put ahead of your relationship with your family.

Blessings,

Denise

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Adrienne Farricelli Thank you. Hope all is well with you

Adrienne Farricelli on November 27, 2020:

I know several people who miss their jobs and being in the office mingling with their coworkers. You have made a lot of valid points.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Chitrangada Sharan Thank you very much for your comment. These days lots has been going on to prevent the virus from spreading so no mingling and life has become difficult. to go on with a job. Interesting insight from your feedback.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 27, 2020:

An interesting read.

Due to the pandemic these days, most of the people are working from home. The professionals have different opinions about this. Some miss meeting their coworkers, while others like working from the comfort of their homes. It’s difficult to have one common view about it.

Insightful article, and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Linda Crampton Thank you so appreciate all comments.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

MG Singh emge Thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

FlourishAnyway Thank you very much

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Peggy thank you and so true about that. ''Relationships are important and do not have to threaten a marriage.''

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Hi Eric it has been a while thank you for sharing that.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

manatita44 Thank you and glad to hear from you.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Pamela Oglesby Thank you kindly for the comments so great to read what you have on your mind thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 27, 2020:

Hi Bill so glad you shared your feedback. Have a great weekend. Thank you

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 26, 2020:

I agree with some of the other comments. When people work online, it's nice to have some kind of link with coworkers. I appreciate what you have said about problems that could develop when we regularly see coworkers in person.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on November 26, 2020:

Some things cannot be helped with the virus all around. Nice reading your post

FlourishAnyway from USA on November 26, 2020:

I would bet that for everyone who misses a coworker, there's someone who is glad not to be face-to-face with one. That could be my HR investigations experience coloring my opinion, but a lot of people barely tolerate one another and they'd never choose to know one another if they didn't have to work together. There are wonderful exceptions, of course.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 26, 2020:

Relationships are important and do not have to threaten a marriage. By nature, most of us are social animals. As Eric mentioned, the interaction between us here on HubPages can help fill a void. Yes, bring back comments on all posts ASAP. We will all be better off for it!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 26, 2020:

Excellent Devika.

I am drawn to one of the places I "work". hubpages. Online I miss my coworkers. Comments and community are near gone. I think a friend here reminds us that intimacy does not mean unfaithfulness.

manatita44 from london on November 26, 2020:

Interesting article and a very thought-provoking piece. Each to his/her own ultimately. What can I say? Om Shanti!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 26, 2020:

I have not worked in a long while either. I think when you work somwhere over a period of time they do become like family. Now many are working from home or not at all. Your article nicely addresses this situation.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 26, 2020:

I'm sure it is very hard for those who are accustomed to working with a group of people. I have not done that in ten years now, so it is easier for me. Still, it would be nice to have more interaction with people.

Blessings to you today and always

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