I Want a Shot with My Co-Worker. What Should Be My Next Move?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Lillian Castro

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Reader Question:

I’d like to find out if I have a shot with this girl at my job. We laugh and joke but I haven’t gotten to know her that well.

I know she has a boyfriend because he works here too. So that MIGHT be an issue. I’d just like to see what happens.

What do you think my next move should be?

-Chase (Georgia)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Chase,

Well, you are an optimistic man. You have a co-worker in a committed relationship with another co-worker and you’re ready to make the moves.

While I appreciate your energy, I want you to use your empathy here. Specifically, I’d like you to put yourself in her boyfriend’s shoes. How would you feel if a guy was moving in on your girl?

My advice: Do the moral thing. Maintain clear respectful boundaries and you will be rewarded with a solid love – maybe not love from her, but it will be love from someone who is attracted to your ethics.


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