Never ever talk personal matters in the officesAny situation can turn tricky for anyone at any point in time. Here is one real-life experience of a person not known to me but known to one of my close friends. One really does not know how far this is true but it does sound alarming when one hears what pans out.
Ramesh(name changed) was married seven years ago. However, Ramesh was from a very ordinary family. Since he works in a quasi-Govt organization in a regular job his parents arranged his marriage with a girl who was not only rich but also employed in an IT organization. Everything was fine for three years. However, some relatives seemed to have influenced the girl who turned hostile. She constantly started nagging her husband and in-laws that he was "useless" and did not deserve to be her husband. No other detail of the husband's employment is mentioned here, to protect confidentiality.
Ramesh grew frustrated and sought a change in employment. His boss, who was a nice person, transferred him temporarily to another office, two hundred kilometers, thinking that the situation will be better since his wife will feel his absence and co-operate with him.
Some time ago, Ramesh had trusted a distant cousin of his and told him the entire story. However, this guy who was quite a crook established a personal relationship with Ramesh's wife, which was unknown to anyone for a full four months. Since this person was also employed in the same organization, Ramesh came to know about it.
Before any further damage could be done, elders on both sides intervened and had a big counseling session and the services of a professionally trained counselor also helped. The local police were made to warn Ramesh's cousin, who then withdrew after apologizing. Ramesh is slowly coming back to normal. His job is secure and his boss is fully supporting him.
Somehow or the other, Ramesh's family life was saved. His wife is now slowly beginning to understand her foolishness. All this has happened during the Covid period, but the organization has been able to maintain over seventy percent production and us now back to almost the normal production.
Ramesh's experience would teach anyone one big lesson: never ever talk personal matters to anyone in any office, even if he or she is your relative. I may add that I do not know the concerned person personally. The experience was narrated to me to warn anyone at any point in time.