This term comes from the ethical principles given to treatment providers like clinical psychologists.
The idea is that when a clinician treats a patient, they now have a doctor-patient relationship between them.
You meet a lot of people and you get to know them far better than the people you meet in many other settings.
The big reason why workplace relationships can cause problems is called the dual relationship principle.
It is hard enough giving criticism to coworkers and having workplace disagreements.
Some things are universal don’ts, like dating someone you work with. So is there anyway to make a romantic relationship and a career thrive in the same place?
Psychologist Art Markman helps this reader figure it out.
I’m not sure where it’s going but if we continue to date, it might be hard to continue to keep it a secret.
We both really like each other so we don’t want to break up, and we’re always professional in the office.