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Grad school and family building

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elliott George 11 hours ago. 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…"
11 hours ago
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…"
16 hours ago
Steve Dallas replied to Matthew Williams's discussion Grad school and family building
"We put it off until I am done(3ish more weeks)"
16 hours ago
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…"
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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
16 hours ago
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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Hey everyone,My best friend's fiancée just asked me to build a box for their wedding rings to use in the ceremony. Has anyone here ever made something similar or have any advice? I found a design I like here http://imgur.com/a/7sPww and I have a beautiful piece of bloodwood that I want to use for the top. I've never built anything like this so I'm definitely open for input.See More
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