Expert Tips on How to Reduce Stress at Work

We spend most of time at work so aim to keep it as stress-free as possible (12 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on Sep 20, 2011 at 5:04PM

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Expert Tips on How to Reduce Stress at Work

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An Office Romance Ended Badly

The problem: You thought you’d be together forever. But now all you have in common is a cubicle wall. How can you be productive when the guy who broke your heart is just steps away?

The solution: “Try to distance yourself,” says Nicole Williams, author of Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success and Connections Director at The first two weeks are the hardest, says Williams, so take time off if you can. Ask to have your desk moved if it’s too close. And, be upfront with your ex about your expectations of your new solely-professional relationship. “Tell him, ‘We both have to deal with this like adults. Our jobs are at stake,’” says Williams. If your ex is sabotaging you on the job, talk with human resources to protect yourself.

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