Went in today absolutely exhausted and, if I'm being honest, was really not up for confronting the coworker about anything.
So I sat at my desk and proceeded to ignore her, and just got on with my work.
Soon enough the 'oh-so-fun' subject of my life came up again...
This is pretty much what happened.
Coworker - So, how's the fiance.
Me - Fine. Did you watch I'm a celebrity last night?
Coworker - It must be so hard for you two having to live so far apart.
Me - Do you think they have coloured paperclips in the stock cupboard?
CW - You never know what he's up to, he could be doing aaaaaanything. *nudge nudge* (Yes, she actually nudged my arm.)
Me - Look, I don't appreciate you talking about my private life and I'd rather you stopped, can we change the subject?
CW - Oooooh, touched a nerve have we? Yeah, I suppose no one likes to hear the horrible truth about their cheating partners.
Me - Right, enough. I really don't want my private life being discussed at work, or at all infact. I don't want to talk about it with you.
CW - (after laughing in my face) Oh, $%^ off! You're just getting tetchy because I'm telling you the truth and you don't want to hear it. I'm sorry that your rel@tionship is unstable and your fiance is probably off boffing (who uses that word) some other woman right now. I'm only trying to help you so you don't marry, have sex then find out about all his other girls. Hey 'Y' (yes, this is another coworker she's dragging into this) Don't you think that if Nellopp just had sex with her fiance already that he wouldn't be off with some other woman and they wouldn't have to worry about all this wedding crap?
Coworker 2 - What? Not sure that's any of our business what Nellopp does.
ME - (who has sat open mouthed in silence for the rant) Excuse me one moment...
So I went to the toilet and had a massive cry (I know, pathetic, but it just got all too much), and I hear knock on the cubicle door. Turns out that coworker 2 has followed me out and is the most lovely lady in the world. I have a talk to her, tell her I've tried to stop CW talking about my private life and asked her who I should talk to. She takes me to sit me in a meeting room, disappears for a minute and comes back with the head of my department.
The head then had a meeting with the CW, and I phoned the agency that I'm with. Not sure what's going to happen, but CW#2 is my witness and she's a very popular, influential person in the office so hopefully it will all be sorted out.
Sorry for the length - will tell you what happens tomorrow!
(Thank goodness for CW#2)