“AS MUCH AS WE THINK WE CAN LEAVE OUR PROBLEMS AT THE DOOR, THIS IS NOT REALISTIC.”
Some topics are always TMI at the office (no one needs to hear about that string of texts from your on-again/off-again BF). But letting colleagues in on a health diagnosis, a concern you have about your parents or children, or a change in your relationship status that’s making it difficult to focus isn’t necessarily a bad idea. “As much as we like to think we can leave our problems at the door, this is not realistic!” Moore says. “If we are constantly under stress at home, we are more likely to blow up at a coworker or boss.” Limit what you share to the need-to-know information (no gory details) and remember that anything you share could be repeated.