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Married to a work-spouse

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While some people feel “married” to their jobs, others may feel married to a colleague with whom they spend many long hours—or to the boss they support. A relationship with a “workplace spouse” can be an intense, intimate connection.

A recent survey by Captive Networks reveals the nature of workplace “marriages.”

People who have had a relationship with a co-worker that is close enough to classify as work-spouse:

69% of married men

63% of married women

55% of single people

People who discuss their sex lives with their work-spouses:


People who confide with their work-spouse about problems at home:


People who said their workplace “marriages” had become sexual:

12% of executives

8% of nonexecutives


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