Any other relationship (friend, lover, business) can cause a conflict-of-interest between that relationship and the clinical relationship.
This principle is also why HR manuals routinely have rules about supervisors and supervisees dating.
For other coworkers, there are no clear ethical problems with having a dual relationship, but it is important to be aware of the tension that these two roles can create both for yourselves and for the way you are perceived by your coworkers.
This term comes from the ethical principles given to treatment providers like clinical psychologists.
The idea is that when a clinician treats a patient, they now have a doctor-patient relationship between them.
It is clearly possible to have a great relationship with a coworker.
I have many friends who have been in long happy relationships with people they work with.
One thing you will need to consider is how you can each take some space from each other when needed.
Everyone has had days when they are angry with a coworker because of something that has happened at work.
Is this something we have to bring up with our boss? Thanks, BG Dear BG: It is not surprising that you have gotten into a relationship with someone at work.