Quick fixes for common stressors, DIY Halloween costumes, kiddie parties on a budget, and so much more in the October issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, out now!

Grab a copy now!

Good Housekeeping
Belle Yambao, Contributor
August 20, 2010

Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi Happily Working Together + Tips for Working with Your Significant Other

The morning talk show hosts are lovey-dovey on- and offscreen. Learn tips on ensuring that professionalism doesn't interfere with your relationship when you work with your guy. By Belle Yambao
Add Yours
carmina_zoren_how_to_be_professional.jpgCarmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi expressed their love for each other on air on their new couple-oriented talk show, Love ni Mister, Love ni Misis, GMANews.tv reports. The couple celebrated the success of their new show at Carmina’s birthday special last Tuesday with their friends in show business congratulating them.

The happy Carmina was quoted as saying in the closing remarks, “Sobrang happy na ako, kahit eto na, kahit closing na, okay na ako. And Mavy and Cassy, thank you for being here, thank you for being my life. You are my soul and you are my heart. I love you guys. Tatay, hindi mangyayari lahat ito kung wala ang inputs mo, wala kang ibang hangarin kung hindi mapaligaya ako ng bonggang bongga sa birthday ko, thank you so much, tatay, and I love you.”

While Carmina and Zoren have their personal and professional lives working together well, many couples find this a struggle. FN provides you some tips to help you figure out how to be professional when working with your significant other. Click on a tip to find out more about it or simply read on.


A partnership is not a competition, so don’t look at this as an opportunity to prove that you’re the better worker. Not many couples are given the chance to work together, so treat it as a blessing and enjoy what you’re doing. Think of it as an exercise in teamwork in a professional setting: you can learn more about each other and strengthen your bond by finding out how to adapt to each other’s working styles.   

Are you less experienced in the field compared to your partner or vice versa? Don’t be afraid to ask each other for help. Just because one of you is higher ranked, it shouldn't reflect on how you deal with each other on a personal basis.


Say your man, who just happens to be two ranks higher than you, gives you some points to work on based on the presentation you gave earlier that day. Do you find yourself feeling the beginnings of hurt and annoyance digging into your system? Squelch them before going home—don’t take it out on your man later on. Remember that a job is a job, and in the office, you both have to work. Whether he is professionally critical of you or you of him, don’t take it personally, and don’t take it home.


Having a lover’s tiff? You and your partner might be fighting, but this does not mean your working relationship should suffer along with you. Maintain your professionalism when it comes to whatever you're working on together. Visibly showing your disdain for him at work or refusing to work with him will only make you both look bad. At the same time, don't use work as a venue for reconciliation. Keep your personal matters out of the workplace, and wait until you both have time to talk about your problems.


Understand that who you are at work can be different from who you are when on a date or at home. Being in a relationship also doesn’t mean that you give your partner more leeway to make mistakes in the workplace. Just because your honey is a sweetie at home, it doesn’t mean he will treat you like a princess in the office (in fact, that’s a definite professional no-no), so don’t be upset if your man treats you just like everyone else. Think of it as discovering the other sides of your man—sides that you wouldn’t be able to see if you weren’t working alongside each other.


Hiding your relationship from your office mates will just result in you and your partner treating each other awkwardly in the workplace. You’re not strangers but you’re not “just work friends” either. Keep things clear so that nothing gets misunderstood. At the same time, don’t take advantage of the fact that people know you’re an item. Just because it’s a known fact that you’re in a relationship doesn't mean you can just engage in PDAs (Public Displays of Affection) or assume that you will always be teamed up for projects. 

(Photos courtesy of PEP.ph)
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • ylisza Aug 20 2010 @ 10:48pm Report Abuse
    there goes my super handsome brother.. it's too good to see a christian man loving his wife and they're really going strong. i love them!
    Last modified A long time ago
  • datracy00 Aug 26 2010 @ 05:31pm Report Abuse
    i really admire their relationship. they may not be perfect but, i think they live in a true essence of being husband and wife, working and helping each other to raise their family with good values, maintains their relationship and each other's individuality. Continue to inspire people... i hope youll send me an invites in your show. i really want to meet you personally... thanks
    Last modified A long time ago
Filter comments by:
1 to 2 of 2
follow us
Belle Yambao
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
Mariah Carey and Billionaire Fiancé 'Trying to Work it Out'
Breakup rumors surfaced after the couple had a big fight in Greece.  Oct 28, 2016 
Concierge Reveals Robbers Weren't After Kim Kardashian's Jewels
They were there for something else.  Oct 28, 2016 
Benedict Cumberbatch On Fatherhood:
Here's yet another reason to love him.  Oct 27, 2016 
10 Times Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez Were Our Fave Couple
They're a match made in heaven.  Oct 27, 2016 
Lady Gaga Admits She Still Loves Her Ex-Fiancé
But she also explains that her new album isn't about Taylor Kinney.   Oct 25, 2016