I've read the old threads going back, but most of them are "is this possible?! How do you balance?!" What I am more curious about, because it seems as though most of you have spouses (so it is clearly quite possible), when/how did you meet them? Was it graduate school related? Did you already come into your program with them as a partner, and then marry? My boyfriend of six years and I have decided to end our relationship when I leave for my Ph.D. program- not really a distance problem, more of a we started dated at 17 and now in our mid-20s are entirely different people problem. We lived together for several years, I can't imagine what a divorce feels like, but this is pretty awful! I'm drowning my sorrows in romantic comedies and other people's love stories, so please share, haha. I would've posted this in the off-topic forum, but I feel like the Ph.D. in psych is just such a different world from the various professional degrees. Thanks all!