About 36 percent of men and women have cheated with coworkers, according to the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and those are just the ones who admit to it. There’s also evidence that the better people are at their jobs, the more likely they are to cheat. Many people spend as much time with people from work as they do with their spouses, and when they develop emotional bonds over shared struggles, boundaries can become blurred quickly. It can start with something as seemingly innocent as jokes about having a “work husband” or “work wife,” marriage and family therapist Talal Alsaleem warns.
Repairing the relationship after an affair is NOT an achievable goal for everyone. Talal H. Alsaleem, PsyD, LMFT. author of