quote:As someone has already mentioned, there are plenty of people who have successfully completed graduate studies with the assistance of their spouse, which has only helped them to reach their goals in less time. I'm suggesting that we move away from an individualistic, "I Need To Do It Alone" frame of mind. Its unfortunate that this culture encourages us to be selfish with our time and companionship. --Rowe
That was Ricardomath that mentioned being married and pursuing graduate or post-graduate endeavors. I know of plenty married couples that have either pursued their educational endeavors simultaneously or taken turns--the husband pursues his education first while the wife takes care of the homestead or vice versa. However, this is only successful when two peopla are generally at the same level of achievement or if they are in similar fields.
I also know of many marriages that were not successful primarily because the added stress of graduate or post-graduate school while maintaining a marriage and a family could not be effectively balanced--hell, some people just don't have the capacity to multi-task on that level regardless of their level of intelligence.
Hey, I may be a hopeless romantic but I'm also realistic. In this day and age, love does not conquer all.