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  • Balancing Workplace Friendships and Personal Integrity.

    Posted by Laiba Saif on May 15, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    I have developed friendships with some colleagues at my workplace. I hold a strong sense of loyalty towards them, but I have come to believe that their loyalty towards me is not reciprocated. They occasionally betray my trust, deceive me, and it deeply hurts me. I find myself at a loss for what to do in this situation. I don’t want to end these friendships, but I also don’t want to continue investing in relationships that lack professional and personal loyalty. I feel genuinely confused about the best course of action. What do you suggest I should do?

    Raghav Mehra replied 9 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Prateek Khanna

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    May 16, 2023 at 5:17 pm
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    As per my experience, navigating complicated friendships can be challenging, especially when you feel a sense of loyalty towards your colleagues but question the reciprocation of that loyalty. Understandably, you’re feeling hurt and confused about how to proceed. One of the suggestions I want to give you is to reflect on the dynamics of your friendships and the instances where you felt betrayed or deceived. This reflection can help you gain clarity about the nature of these relationships.

    • Raghav Mehra

      Member
      May 16, 2023 at 5:23 pm
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      I agree with you. Reflecting on friendship is too important. You should have an open conversation with your colleagues about your concerns. Share your feelings and observations without being aggressive or accusatory. As they may not know how their actions have affected you, this conversation can allow them to understand your perspective.

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