It’s a sad state of affairs when the collective American culture spends so much time at work that the term “office wife” needed to be coined. The term applies to both sexes (especially considering the current effete nature of men) but, in general, a woman’s office wifery pertains to her arcane understanding of the specific demands of a department.
The bonds of office marriage are not only absurd, but completely made up in the heads of the two people involved in it. Apart from the fact that it’s a detriment to someone’s actual spouse (who feels constantly on the outside looking in), it also fosters an unhealthy exclusivity as clique-ish as one’s high school days. Thus, the next time you find yourself getting a little too intimate with any one person at work, try to stop yourself–you’re being weird.