'According To Him + Her': Does Your Work Hubby Do Everything Your Mate Does Between The Hours Of 9 And 5?

Life & Love | Bené Viera | 05/14/2014 | 10:05 AM EDT

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A woman’s work hubby is her in-office bestie of sorts.

Having a work hubby doesn’t raise an eyebrow for all the single gals. It’s understood that the work hubby is the guy a woman chats with about last night’s episode of “Game Of Thrones,” the guy whose desk she stops by when something juicy has happened between co-workers and the guy she’ll check with first about lunch plans.

The work hubby dynamic can get tricky, however, when the woman has a man or real husband who doesn’t quite like someone stepping into the territory typically reserved for him.

Centric's “According To Him + Her” asks if the work husband or wife does all the things your significant other does between the hours of 9 and 5.

Of course a faux hubby or wife at work can’t come close to doing everything your real partner does. It's highly doubtful that a woman’s work hubby is cooking for her and giving out a massage just like a man’s work wife isn’t getting dolled up for her work hubby. A work relationship with someone of the opposite sex is simply a buddy to joke and gossip with to make the day a little bit more enjoyable.

If a real friendship out of work is formed where either party has a real husband and wife the key word is: boundaries. Boundaries save relationships (and lives). We kid, but seriously.

Your partner shouldn’t feel in any way uncomfortable or intimidated by your work wife or husband. If they do, it’s time to reevaluate if it’s their insecurities or if something about the work friendship could be perceived as more.

One of the comedians on Friday's episode said, “She supplements what your wife don’t do!”

Don’t believe the hype. While it may be funny, that’s usually not how it goes down. For the most part, “work husband” is a cutesy term for a guy at work whose personality is amazing and who's a great “at work” friend...but you’d never date him. Plus, nine to five is about work. Business. Ain’t nobody got time to have a wife or husband at work and then another at home. That's just exhausting.

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