Do you have a "work spouse," or a colleague of the opposite sex with whom you share a close emotional, but purely platonic bond? A work spouse, says Sue Shellenbarger of the WSJ, is someone with whom "you talk about boss problems, co-worker problems, office politics, home life...and is someone you feel a little closer to than just your average co-worker." According to a survey that Shellenbarger highlights, nearly two-thirds of white-collar workers have or have had a work spouse.
So if you do have a work spouse, or even if you don't, do you think it's appropriate to honor him or her with a gift or a card on Valentine's Day, which is just around the corner? Or is that just too weird?