Worried about what harboring a serious work crush on a colleague means for your long-term relationship or marriage? Don't! According to a new study, all those pent-up sexual feelings you have for your boss, underling, or co-worker who sits across from you actually work out in your significant other's favor. Sure, you might be fantasizing about that colleague while you're having sex with your S.O. but it's a win/win all around!
A study published this month in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy suggests that pining for someone else when you're taken probably won't change your relationship and could actually make it stronger...The most common response from women who were asked about the impact of the crush on their relationship was that it had none. A smaller slice said that coveting someone else actually made them more attracted to their long term boo...The women explained that being infatuated with someone stimulated more sexual thoughts, and they "described transferring the emotion from the crush to the partner and acting on this with their partner." The authors concluded that "women often funneled increased sexual desire from a crush into their primary relationship."
How Your Work Crush Can Improve Your Marriage [Bloomberg]