Working closely together with your spouse in a workplace environment presents all sorts of opportunities for possible issues and abnormal workplace relationships. There’s a reason why many organizations outright forbid known couples from remaining in the same workgroup, choosing to prevent the chance of these problems altogether by moving one of them to a different part of the company. Still, the last possible scenario you’d probably expect is one of the members of the couple to create problems for the other by sharing their personal secrets as if it’s suitable workplace banter, creating an embarrassing situation for their spouse and a rift within their relationship.
That’s what happened when this newly-promoted wife saw fit to share her now-subordinate husband’s secrets during a company gathering—which she had forced him to attend in the first place. He overheard her sharing deeply personal details about how he behaved at home, which caused the husband to become upset, addressing the situation later once the pair were alone. The boss/wife felt that she had done nothing wrong, and despite being told otherwise by her own sister, she took to this popular online community to share her story and get their take on the situation, where she was resoundingly put in her place.