Linda was initially the victim of an abusive relationship with her longtime boyfriend Eric Dearborn. Eric was a user who constantly tried to take her money, struck her a few times, and even tried to pimp her out at one point.
After eventually leaving him, she began dating a man named Chris White, who had hand-selected her for his company. Though things had worked out well at first, her relationship with Chris ultimately proved unsuccessful.
As the series progressed, however, Linda became a stronger woman, leaving her meek personality behind. Eric changed as well, developing into a generally more decent man, eventually letting Linda know he regretted his previous actions. The two did not maintain much of a bond beyond that, however. Linda then returned to her career and her friends, sometimes exchanging advice with Julie and the others.