A good friend of mine got married a couple of months ago to the wrong guy. The thing is, I think they're going to last a long time.
My friend, "Karen," is a top administrative officer for a government agency. She hired this lawyer, Joe, to do some outside legal work for the agency. He was living with someone at the time, and he wasn't her "type" anyway. No problem: no chemistry, no conflict.
Karen and Joe worked together peacefully for more than four years. They got to be good friends on strictly a professional level. All was fine.
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