MY BOSS WANTS MY BOYFRIEND
I think my boss might be after my boyfriend. They met at a work function where our partners were invited along and they got on very well.
They have met a couple of times since then as well and she seems to flirt with him.
I’ve asked my boyfriend and he jokes and says it’s because he’s such a great guy but it makes me very uncomfortable. It makes me feel bad at work and sometimes I doubt my boyfriend as well, even though he’s done nothing wrong.
I want to confront my boss but I’m scared it will cause problems.
What can I do? WORRIED EMPLOYEE, EMAIL
Always listen to your instinct. That little voice inside you that’s left you feeling uncertain and talks to what your sixth sense is feeling should never be ignored.
The fact that you’re uncomfortable about it means it can’t just be dismissed. Instead of confronting your boss about this, you and your partner should talk about it.
You need to explain to him clearly what it is that gives you this uneasy feeling.
Both of you need to be calm and rational when you discuss this and come up with solutions for dealing with it.
Go slow and handle the discussion with caution so it doesn’t escalate and cause unnecessary conflict in your relationship.