I sit next to a co-worker who consistently has issues. As a human being I feel bad for her, but at the same time I do not appreciate the constant (once a week) loud personal conversations that she has in the office, often times with her ending up with her crying. This have been going on for close to 2 years now.
These instances usually are not less than 30 minutes, and frequently last over an hour.
Should I suggest she go out of the office for these conversations? At the moment I am left with putting on headphones and waiting for it to go away.
As I am a co-worker, not this person's manager, I do not know the best way to proceed without putting myself at risk of being "that guy".
If there is a way to help them, I would like to do that. In the end the distraction she creates needs to go away, and I am not going to risk my standing in the company.
UPDATE: This is also sensitive due to the fact that I am male and she is a female. I don't want to be seen as an insensitive jerk. This is not the same scenario as folks are trying to link to (as a duplicate).
UPDATE II: She was given a very nice severance package, so she could figure out her personal issues without worrying about income for a few months. Very nice of the company to do so, and her boss FINALLY observed an incident.