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What to Do About Your Office Crush

Nearly one in four people has had a workplace romance. Is it ever a good idea to get involved with a colleague?

Workplaces are the perfect breeding ground for crushes: You're thrown together with other professionally dressed folks for the better part of your waking hours, and have lots of time to test the waters of compatibility and cultivate flirty private jokes. So it's not surprising that relationships between colleagues often bloom.

But there are obvious downsides, from rumors spreading to the awkward aftermath when relationships end. This week on the Game Plan podcast, Francesca and guest host Jenny Kaplan talk to author and advice columnist Cheryl Strayed about the advice she gives lovelorn workers—and how to handle yourself when friendships at work grow into something more.

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