OP has been in a 5-year relationship, briefly broke up last October, and discovered that her boyfriend has a "work wife" at his job with whom he got flirty when they were separated.
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On Valentine's Day, OP finds out that her boyfriend hasn't stopped flirting with his co-wife
The OP is feeling unsure about her boyfriend's loyalty after their brief breakup and his flirtatious interactions with a coworker.
Their behavior is crossing boundaries and could lead to an affair.
OP needs to recognize her self-worth and what she deserves.
OP's boyfriend isn't just having a work-wife relationship; it appears he's involved in an emotional affair.
It might be best for OP to end things and find someone who will respect her more.
OP needs to break up with her boyfriend who is already in a relationship.
This isn't a work spouse; it's an affair.
His actions are concerning.
The concept of a work spouse is strictly platonic, but OP's boyfriend and her were clearly crossing boundaries and more than just flirting
A "work wife" is typically a female coworker who is a close friend at work, not a romantic partner.
The situation OP is facing in her relationship is undeniably challenging. Discovering that her boyfriend has a "work wife" and their flirtatious interactions are undoubtedly hurtful and concerning.
While it's a positive sign that he has acknowledged the wrongfulness of his actions and taken steps to address the issue, there are valid reasons to be skeptical about whether he would have done so without getting caught. OP needs to trust her instincts and make a decision that aligns with her long-term happiness and emotional health.