Ladies-- Is there a 'best practice' for gently discouraging a female coworker from texting me off-hours with non-work texts? I can't afford to sour our work relationship as I have to work with her all the time, and we're very effective together. Over the past week she's started to text me. She is married, and she also has a so-called "work husband." The work husband is leaving for another job, and I don't want to fill for him. So far as I can tell, there's no 'attraction' on her part, but sometimes she's a little too 'familiar' for my comfort level.