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9 Reasons Everyone Needs a Work Spouse

Reader's Digest Logo By Lindsay Tigar of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 9: Breaking up your workday with big smiles and candid laughter will help ease your stress and <a href="http://www.rd.com/advice/work-career/how-to-increase-productivity/1">improve your productivity</a>. (Yep, that means you should go ahead and watch that viral cat video.) Someone who has a similar outlook will help you stay focused and happy, so you never feel too burnt out to work hard. 'A work spouse can make you laugh while knowing how to read your thoughts and emotions. They often make situations that would be otherwise unbearable, much more tolerable,' Martinez explains.

Laughing helps improve your productivity

Breaking up your workday with big smiles and candid laughter will help ease your stress and improve your productivity. (Yep, that means you should go ahead and watch that viral cat video.) Someone who has a similar outlook will help you stay focused and happy, so you never feel too burnt out to work hard. 'A work spouse can make you laugh while knowing how to read your thoughts and emotions. They often make situations that would be otherwise unbearable, much more tolerable,' Martinez explains.
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