How To Avoid An Office Affair

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Do you sense an office affair? Say something.

When I read the gossip about Vanessa Paradis allegedly feeling so threatened by her man Johnny Depp's upcoming on-screen sex scene with Angelina Jolie that she "forbade" him to take part in it, I rolled my eyes. Yeah, right. The Frisky: How To Deal With Coworker-Romance-Gone-Wrong Drama

My boyfriend, however, didn't think this was a ridiculous rumor at all. "I think she's being smart," he said. Huh? Like Angelina Jolie is this all-powerful sex monster that zaps men of their free will and judgment, rendering them helpless at her feet, regardless of how attached and in love they might be?

I raised an eyebrow.

"It's Angelina Jolie," he insisted (emphasis his). Well, I see how long I'd last if my man were to come face-to-boobie with Ms. Jolie.

Put aside the fact that it takes two to horizontal tango and Angelina didn't steal Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston (or Billy Bob Thornton from Laura Dern); imagine if one of your partner's job requirements was getting naked with someone who has been called the world's sexiest woman? The Frisky: Why Women Sleep With Other Women's Husbands

Reasons one through a million to steer clear of actors. The Frisky: How To Get Your Eggs Nogged At A Holiday Party

However, showbiz isn't the only workplace brimming with people screwing around. I know we've also been inundated with tales of philandering sports stars and politicians; but let me assure you, boring normals do it too. My man's last girlfriend stepped out with her art-supply-store coworker, while my previous live-in left me for the editrix in the next office. (And believe me, she was no pouty-lipped temptress.)

So how do you keep your man from straying at the office? Short answer: you can't. Long answer: you still can't. The Frisky: MERRIme, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating