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Love and Academia

Romance in the ivory tower

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love + academia
Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated
Description:
For all serious students (grad, undergrad, med, etc.) juggling school and relationships (or lack of)
Academia can be isolating. This is a community for graduate/business/medical/law students, prospective grad students, grad student counselors, postdocs, professors/instructors/lecturers, and their significant others to discuss the particular good and bad things about mixing relationships and serious study. (Serious university/college undergrad are welcome, too, if this community matches your situation.) For example:
- You're single and have no time for anything outside of school---but everyone in your department is the wrong gender for you
- You're a married academic and your non-academic spouse doesn't understand why you have to go to Korea for three months
- You're done with school, but you're dating someone who's studying for their PhD, and s/he never has any free time
- You need to share with the world the joys of having a geek for a significant other, but your more mainstream friends with their "real jobs" and trophy spouses just stare at you
- You're in an academic couple and can't find two jobs within 100 miles of each other
- Your partner is working on his/her thesis and hasn't left the office room in a month, except to growl at you for making noise
- You worry that coming out would ruin your chances at tenure at your small-town college
- You've found a great way to supplement your meager two-academic salaries in order to have date money
- Etc.

Question, problems, advice, ideas, links, and resources are all welcome.

Although originally created for grad students and the significant others of grad students, all members of the academic community are welcome, as long as you're serious about school in whatever form. This is not an appropriate community for trying to figure out how to balance drinking parties with cramming for next weekend. Thanks!

RULES:
1) Be on-topic.
2) Be polite. (This also includes not posting large or multiple images without an lj-cut, etc.)

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backtocollege
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applyingtograd
grad_weddings
who_got_in
partnersofprofs
commcolleges
transferstudent
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