Sadly, most of us spend more time at work than we do at home, therefore whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em the truth is your co-workers are really kind of like family. It’s taken me awhile to get used to the idea but I honestly don’t spend half as much time with my husband as the women he works with do. Some are friend and some are foe but I rest easy knowing that he’s smart enough to know the difference. I also take comfort in knowing that when I can’t be there for him at work his “work wife” has things pretty much covered. I call this woman (who shall remain nameless but certainly knows who she is) his work wife because I believe she’s on his side and I appreciate all the little things she does for him; things like bring him the occasional lunch, check on him if he’s running late, and perhaps most importantly, keep an eye on the women who want a little more than friendship from him. They clicked in the beginning and they’ve grown close. I’ve met her countless times and she’s equally as kind to me when I’m around – she and her boyfriend even came to share in our joy at our wedding.
Now I could choose to feel threatened by the fact that her name pops up in his text message log more than mine does or because he knows her coffee order and also enjoys her food, but I’m not. I trust my husband wholeheartedly and I can tell that her friendship means a lot to him, therefore it means a lot to me. When the days are rough and the hours long he can count on having an ally at work who cares about him, will listen to his problems, and who helps him laugh things off. I will always be his wife and his best friend but that doesn’t mean he can’t have another woman in his life who makes a difference. So, Work Wife, I salute you. Thanks for having my husband’s back and for reminding me that not every woman out there who’s friendly with your husband is out to try and take him from you. Keep up the good work!
Does your husband have a “work wife”? How’s the working for you?