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Mr. Perfect is Her Boss
Q: I have always had bad luck finding Mr. Right. They are usually nice at first but turn out to be real jerks. That is until I found who I believe could be the one. Hes nice, caring, and extremely funny. The only problem: hes my boss. I never really thought of him in this way, but recently at an office holiday party, we started talking. I think I started having feelings for him that night and it wasnt just the alcohol. I can tell he feels the same way because he totally flirts with me every morning. My other co-workers sense it too. But is this my luck? That I would find Mr. Right and hed be my boss? Is this something I should just shut down right away before it gets more serious? I just worry because what if he is the one for me? -Beth, 35

Dr. Anna: Yikes! This is definitely a tricky situation. Staying in the same position and dating your boss could turn out very badly, especially if you would be forced to keep the relationship a secret. Would it be possible to transfer to another position in your company? Or might it be time to advance in your career and find a new job anyway? That would leave you free to pursue a relationship without the complications of him being your boss. Ultimately, you have to decide what is right for you.

Anna Charbonneau, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, stress management expert, and author. If you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or struggling to make changes in your life, Anna can help. Read her complete bio!
Dr. Pamela Chollet has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and Master degrees in educational psychology and fine arts. Her passion has been helping people face and get through those times when they feel trapped and unable to move forward. Read her complete bio!
Susan K. Perry, Ph.D., is a social psychologist, relationship expert, and bestselling and award-winning author. Her books include Loving in Flow: How the Happiest Couples Get and Stay That Way, and Kylie's Heel, a novel for adults. Read her complete bio!
NOTE: The information contained herein is provided for information purposes, and not intended as a substitute for advice or treatment that may or should be prescribed by your physician or recommended by your therapist.
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