Making friends at the office is important to keep your morale up, but for some people their bond with a special colleague goes way beyond just friendship. We’re talking about that person who is so close to someone that they are often characterized as a “work wife” or “work husband,” and while real-life spouses may get a little jealous of that close bond, the truth is that work spouse may be just what they need to help them survive their job.
A recent UK poll, which could easily translate here, found that 47.2% of people wish they had a “work spouse,” because they offer “support and mentorship,” and also give “advice and guidance,” as well as “friendship and companionship.”
So what benefits do such work spouses offer? Well, they tend to be the person in the office that always has your back and you can always count on, plus they give you a standing lunch partner. They're also the person who’ll keep a watchful eye out for you at the Christmas party if you start embarrassing yourself. What's more, a work spouse is someone you can go to when you need to vent about a fellow employee or boss, and will be there the one person who'll be straight with you after you mess up a project or assignment at the office. And let's face it, we all need that!
Source: New York Post