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Grad school and family building

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elliott George on Friday. 4 Replies

Is it a decidedly bad idea to start having kids while in graduate school?Having only 1 more year of undergrad left, I have started looking at graduate programs. Also, having every reason to believe…Continue

Shared Occupational Interest

Started this discussion. Last reply by TKM Jan 31. 13 Replies

Having recently decided that I was ready to start pursuing a relationship again, I have a question about matters of mutual interest. How helpful is it, in your experience, to have an occupation that…Continue

The Week Before the Mudder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Monster Aug 4, 2013. 5 Replies

I have my first Tough Mudder next Saturday. I've been training fairly regularly leading up to it and know that where I'm at now is where I'll be next week. Do any of you veteran mudders have any…Continue

Surviving the End of the Semester

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Dec 5, 2012. 4 Replies

Memento mori, my fellow men.It is the end of the semester, and I have nothing left in the tank. No interest, no willpower. Yet I still need to do a lot of work for a philosophy paper, as well as…Continue

 

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Elliott George replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"You should probably experience what one year of a graduate school is like and then decide if you could have a child during that time. So many people in my program had break downs during the first year or two, and they did not have children or a…"
Friday
Nathanael replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"Quite a few of my friends in grad school are married with children.  It certainly can work, though more factors need to be considered. What kind of degree are you planning on?  What are your lady's plans?  Will you be close to…"
Friday
Steve Dallas replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"We put it off until I am done(3ish more weeks)"
Friday
Rick Shelton replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"It may not be a decidedly bad idea to start a family while in school but it does make both rather much harder.  I didn't get married while in the Navy because I understood what effect my military activities would have on a family with me…"
Friday
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Grad school and family building

Is it a decidedly bad idea to start having kids while in graduate school?Having only 1 more year of undergrad left, I have started looking at graduate programs. Also, having every reason to believe that the lady I am dating will be my wife in the future has me thinking about the children we will probably be having. I'd rather not delay in starting a family for too long, but I also want to be able to dedicate enough time to being a father.Naturally, this post is primarily (though not…See More
Friday
Matthew Williams replied to Dave KG's discussion What are the most influential character-developing books you've read?
"One of the most insightful books I've ever read."
Feb 26
Sebastian replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"i think mutual interests are very important in a relationship. I absolutely love to travel and in case I would have a girlfriend who hates to travel, I couldn't enjoy this part of my life with her. I would always want a girl who loves o travel…"
Jan 31
D Whaler replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I totally agree with this as well.  Having had dated someone for over two years who was easy on the eyes but a complete space cadet I will agree that being able to meet at a similar intellectual level is necessary for a good relationship. …"
Jan 30
Rick Shelton replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"Generally no, it doesn't matter what you and your wife/girlfriend does.  What matters is the respect you have for each other's career."
Jan 30
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
""I think it's best to have someone on a close-enough intellectual level you can understand each other" I agree with this. IMO it's best if you have a partner who's in your intellectual ballpark. Not necessary absolute…"
Jan 30
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I hear that. My wife is a lawyer. I'm not. But I was with her throughout lawschool and I've worked at an international law firm so I'm familiar enough with the industry that I can have an intelligent enough conversation about it.…"
Jan 30
Regular Joe replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"It certainly helps if your wife respects what you do but it's certainly not a must to find someone who works in the same field."
Jan 30
Steve Fine replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"better to be in two different professions - allow time and space for each other to grow and develop into what they can and want to be. Come together to encourage one another, support one another and love on each other."
Jan 29
Will replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I think it's best to have someone on a close-enough intellectual level you can understand each other (although some don't need this; one couple I know is half engineer and half had-a-tough-time-in-HS).  But there's a drawback for…"
Jan 29
Rebekah replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"I can't imagine being married to another lawyer, and yet I work with 2 married couples.  They seem happy. It's helpful that my husband works in a similar industry and can understand some of both the professional language I use and the…"
Jan 29
Jack Bauer replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Shared Occupational Interest
"Doesn't matter at all.  I'm an attorney, my wife's not interested except insofar as she asks how my day was.  My wife's a teacher ... which I don't care about except to the extent that it affect her.  Been…"
Jan 29

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Liam S. replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Militias, politics, anti-2nd amendment hysteria and the Bundy issue in the group The Great Debate
"And I should add - it is my belief that 99 times out of 100 - those extremist positions are not actually positions held by real people. They are usually a caricature held up by someone on the other side - either an assertion of what they believe the…"
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Liam S. replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Militias, politics, anti-2nd amendment hysteria and the Bundy issue in the group The Great Debate
"Neither. Extremist positions (on either side) are not productive."
3 hours ago
Nick H replied to Augustin's discussion The Mask You Live In - Don't tell boy to man up! (Says video)
"As a hyperactive kid, I would've been screwed in today's school. No way I would've made it to lunch without a break. Also, I'm sure in today's world I would've been drugged. My primary school teacher told my mother that…"
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Militias, politics, anti-2nd amendment hysteria and the Bundy issue

Much of the hysteria, hatred and vituperation slung against Bundy and his supporters, in my opinion have little to do with the legal matters and much to do with the frightening image to some of armed citizens confronting legal enforcers of the law, regardless of the cause. The anti-2nd amendment crowd is in full cry over this, like hounds baying at a treed rapist of color in the old south. Bundy's supporters have been labeled by some anti-gun hysterics as mouth-breathing morons in 2nd-hand…See More
3 hours ago
Will replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Atheism ascendant throughout the world? Evidence shows the opposite in the group The Great Debate
"I'd take info on any country.  Iran?  Afghanistan?  Iraq?  Turkey?  Yemen?"
4 hours ago
Will commented on Herb Munson's group The Great Debate
"So (John) which is worse:  to have company X cancel your plan, or to have the government outlaw your plan, so that no company can offer it? Whatever your answer, it should be clear that thinking governments should not cancel severely ill…"
4 hours ago
Will replied to Augustin's discussion The Mask You Live In - Don't tell boy to man up! (Says video)
"Worked with, in what context?  Teacher?"
4 hours ago

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