9 Ways to Avoid Sloppy Fights After Breaking Up with a Coworker

7. For about six months after you break up, either don’t date anyone new or keep them a secret from him.

“I decided to act like I had no interest in relationships for a while afterward,” said one reader. It’s important to keep rumors from starting about a new relationship. If you just focus on your work for a while, you might end up not having any time for romance anyway.