I'm in my P1 year of pharmacy school. It's going well grades-wise but my relationship is on the backburner. I do what I can but I have ADHD and studying/school is incredibly difficult for me to begin with and it seems like in order to do well and not fail out of school, the rest of my personal life will have to be in shambles. My poor boyfriend has been a trooper through this first year (we've been together a little more than 2 years) but he's constantly saying that I don't need to spend the amount of time with school stuff that I do, but in all actuality if I do less with school just to spend time with him and make him feel less neglected, I would fail in a blink of an eye! I don't know how to get through school without blinders on to everything else. It works for me. My boyfriend went to undergrad and graduated with an exercise science degree- pretty difficult subject but absolutely nothing compared to what pharmacy school has been. He says he "understands how hard it is" because he went through undergrad... He also says that because he understand how hard it is, he also knows that I don't need to spend as much time studying as I've been doing all year. He just doesn't get it! I thought undergrad was challenging too until pharmacy school started and I realized that undergrad was absolutely NOTHING comparatively. I need to know this stuff. Every single little thing that we learn we must absorb and carry forward. Not to mention we have to know this stuff for the NAPLEX... One of our biggest problems has been that he's unwilling to drive to campus to see me/have dinner with me during a study break. I have to drop everything I'm doing to see him and hang out with him which is completely unrealistic for me because if I stop I won't go back to it that day. How do I help him to understand how difficult it is even when I absolutely love what I'm learning? I wish he were still in school or pursued an MS degree so he could at least spend time with me at the library while we're both studying. Is it inevitable that my relationship will crash and burn because he always feels neglected? Help!