As uncomfortable as you can imagine:
I may not be normal, but I don't even date people who are in my profession, let alone in my building.
I have seen too many office romances go sideways...from bad juju in hallways, to harassment lawsuits, it really seems like a bad idea. But others have certainly navigated it successfully.
I am, let us say, a little emotional. OK, I will cop to it, I have a temper. I don't need to be getting into some office romance that might light me up.
I am also terrible about hiding my feelings. You may have noticed that. *snicker*
This office romance was the worst-kept secret in the industry. Everyone knew about it. I am pretty sure all their viewers knew about it too.
It's probably safe to say, their spouses figured out what was going on too. I mean, come on, it was obvious.
I am a fan of love. I hope they can make a good run of it. And I hope they didn't blow up many others on their way to France to become engaged.
Actually, I am pretty sure their former spouses got their lives ripped to shreds because of their hanky panky, and I don't respect that. If you have enough care for someone to marry them, have enough compassion for them to leave them before you sleep with someone else. It's a courtesy you can afford.
It's also a courtesy in short supply these days.
Don't get me wrong, I don't wish them ill. Heck, I hope they are very happy, and find great success in love. I am a fan of love, and a believer in it's power. I found love to be an uplifting experience. I just wasn't very good at marriage...
I can't help but wonder if, when your foundation is built upon the ruins of a former life, your marriage has a chance.
Would you trust someone if they cheated on their husband or wife to get to you?
I wouldn't. Not for a second. But I seem to be in the minority.