"In fact, sometimes having a ‘work spouse’ can give you things your actual significant other cannot.
The Globe writes:‘With a work spouse, it’s easier to set your feelings aside than at home, and work wives and husbands—intimately familiar with the pressures their office partners face—are less likely to tune out during work talk. As for the gender of either spouse, that doesn’t necessarily matter; it’s the support that counts.’"
No, no, no, no. Hey, it‘s great to have a best friend at the office, someone who you can talk to, encourage and be encouraged by, and have fun with. But don't call it a “work wife” or “work husband.” For one thing, words means things and it‘s dangerous to open the door to allowing yourself to think of someone who‘s not your spouse as being anything like your spouse.
Plus, it continues the devaluation of the meaning of marriage. Oh, and yuck.