Each week Lyz on Love aspires to do one thing. Make a video that doesn't suck. If I aspire to do two things, it's a video that doesn't suck on love and relationships topics from around the web. This week, I'm talking inter-office dating. Co-worker canoodling. Dipping your pen in the company ink. Carpooling. Did I forget anything?
Today's job market has many couples well aware of the strain unemployment can put on a relationship. Constant stress can cause fights, break up an otherwise healthy relationship, and really put "for better or worse" to the test. Often, coping with this anxiety and pressure can be just as taxing for the employed spouse as it is for the one who is out of work. But this doesn't have to be the case. Instead of letting unemployment destroy your relationship, allow it to strengthen your bond as a couple. We show you how to cope:
Next week my wife and I enter the modern world—that rush of jobs, school, daycare and preschool, that buzz of fast mornings and exhausted little kid evenings—for the first time as a couple. Let's put it this way: we just bought our first ever family calendar this week, and it's already full.
Crushes, in general, can be a nail-biting emotional roller coaster but when it’s on someone you have to see every work day, things can get a bit awkward. With frequent opportunities for interaction, how do you manage to keep your foot out of your mouth?
In theory, online dating is easy. Making a profile takes only about 20 minutes. After that, you click around either at your own volition or through the guidance of an algorithm that picks your matches for you. All this can be done while watching TV or eating bagels. You don't even need to go outside. Sounds like a total no-brainer, right? Wrong. Dating is time-consuming, especially online. Enter online dating assistants. Have you tried one or would you?
Life, in a small town, I was taught to believe that if I worked hard, lived right then I would have the white Pickett fence little house two and half kids and have someone to love(:) what the heck?????? Ok so I work hard I have a great job that I like but the love thing walked out and left me the two kids no house no white fence. Kids are almost grown and I am wondering where did time go and how can I make my dreams a reality. Idea # 1 I am old enough to know that there are men out there who want a woman to take care of and still have their freedom to come and go as they please. I am still young enough to know that I can have my cake and eat it to. All that I have to do is find someone that wants to have someone to spend time with when they call, someone who want ask questions and who does not expect marriage, love , no children no drama. (that’s what I am looking for) any question just ask!
Providing feedback personally and professionally is always tough, but if it’s “constructive,” you not only get the message across, but, build a more cohesive and capable team/relationship as a result. Do you remember when your parents told you to eat your veggies because they were good for you? Now that you’re an adult, you know they were right. Well, just as they were right from the beginning, I’m asking you to trust me when I tell you this: constructive feedback is the only way to learn and develop—both personally and professionally. That means, you as Manager, have a responsibility to your staff to help them develop. That means, you have to give constructive feedback. What is constructive feedback? First, I’ll tell you what it’s not. Constructive feedback is not criticism (which has a negative connotation because it is so often generalized and personal).
No one ever said managing a career was easy. Throw a relationship into the mix and you've got career suicide, right? Wrong. While we'd all love to forgo a day of work in exchange for a fun-filled day with our significant other, having a strong relationship doesn't mean your occupational goals have to suffer. It's quite the opposite! Extensive research on the subject of relationships and careers shows that people in successful relationships not only make more money, they're healthier, live longer, and get more promotions than singles do. So how can you juggle your relationship and your career? We've got the five tips that’ll keep your work and love life harmonious—and YOU sane!
When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There's only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Nicole Williams says you can snag both with the same advice. In her newest book, Girl on Top, Williams suggests the tactics used to land a man can also be applied effectively in the office. Can classic dating rules help you climb the career ladder? After all, the game's the same, right?
Are single women more likely to meet their husbands at work, online or out at bars? A recent Match.com study of 11,000 revealed that one in six surveyed met their wives or husbands online. Online dating trumped bars and clubs as the third most popular place to meet prospective dates, trailing only behind work/school (#1) and mutual friends (#2).
What if our employers catered to a shattered relationship like they did the flu? What if a philandering boyfriend or husband was treated like a heart attack, and your boss not only encouraged time off but shuddered at the thought of returning at less then 100 percent. In an ideal world, our employers could help our relationships stay healthy and strong.
Unvarnished.com, a user generated work review site that's still in beta, is kind of like the sleazy little sister to Linkedin.com. The site aims to help out employers with written reviews by co-workers of a person's actual performance on the job. Could this ruin a person's career and love life?
Asking your boss for sex clearly crosses the line from work flirting to sexual harassment, as one Australian former police officer learned. Is female success within the workplace making women more sexually aggressive? Are women so darn overworked they can't think of anywhere else to seek out some action? And—most disturbingly—are women more likely than men to get away with it?
As many red flags as the office romance waves, it actually can make a lot of sense. Spending a good chunk of our waking hours around the same people naturally allows us to get to know them better and become more comfortable talking, joking, laughing — maybe even flirting. But when you date someone in your office, it can become more and more difficult to leave your relationship drama at home where it belongs. Why? Because it follows you on your commute. And what if steamy encounters of undeniable chemistry tempt you out of your super-professional comfort zone … and into the HR department for a talk about the office's dating policy? Keeping work professional and keeping what's personal exciting is something most sensible women opt not to put on their to-do list. But there's no denying that it can happen. So here are the red flags to remember before making your move, and how to handle it once (or if!) you do.
Women aren't the only ones who struggle with "having it all." Men are faced with the touch choice between growing their personal fulfillment in a career or settling down with Ms. Right. An accomplished author chose work over love, delaying romance in order to pursue his dream career. He writes: "I'm 45 now. I've written for the New Yorker, the New York Times magazine, GQ, and lots of others. But I'm not married." Read the rest of his story.
It's THE love story of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games: married pair skaters Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao of China have finally won gold in their fourth Olympics. The story seems made for TV, and their adoring glances flashed across the screen, almost too cute to be true. But they are very much for real. Here's how they and other figure skating couples make it work on and off the ice.