Introduction

It had come to this again: We had to turn to Google. A friend who was a manager for a virtual workplace contacted us to ask if we knew how to deal with an online office romance that had recently bloomed. They needed to know the best way to handle the situation and couldn’t find anything relatable or tailored to the virtual workplace. They came to us because they assumed we’d know a few things. We do—but this was new to us.

So we did some online searching, but came away emptyhanded. There were no answers. Sure, we found a ton of stuff about general stationary office romance issues and a few articles related to the merits and wonder of loving virtual employment. But nothing that really helped this specific situation that needed its ...

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