Here's Why You Should Make a Few Frenemies at the Office
Truth: Most places are better when you have friends there with you.
And this is true for work, too. Muse writer Stacey Gawronski indicates that a “work wife” (or husband) can be someone you vent to, someone who can rein you in when you’re about to freak out or send a snarky email, and—best of all—someone you can be yourself around.
But what about the colleagues you don’t get along with that well? Research shows that instead of automatically labeling these co-workers as “Enemy #1,” you should actually befriend them. Well—sort of.
You won’t share every deep dark secret with them, nor will they be the people you turn to when your boss is being difficult. But in a very “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” type of way, there are benefits to making some of your co-workers your frenemies. Watch this video to find out what those benefits are.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author