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I've recently gotten engaged to my boyfriend of many years, and I have to admit I am a little nervous about people at grad school perceiving me differently because of my decision to get married at a relatively early age. The thing is we are a perfect team, we have supported each other during really tough times (and I am sure will continue to do so), and getting married just makes so much sense logistically as we are moving to another country together. I have no doubt in my mind about the marriage itself, but I am also clueless as to how it might affect my grad life. So, any (fellow) married grad students here? Have you had any issues, and if so, how did you deal with them? Or were there any surprising benefits? Any advice in general? Thanks!
Both my fiance and I are applying to graduate school this season. We'll be getting married in the summer and plan on starting school in the Fall together. The process has been difficult, we're applying to the same schools but different departments and I've been accepted into two programs and he's been rejected from 3. It's really hard to feel happy about acceptances when he hasn't had any. Is anyone else currently applying with a SO that plans to move with you or is applying as well? Have you started talking about backup plans? He's very supportive of me, and excited, but I just received my second admission from a school he was rejected from- and I wasn't really looking forward to telling him. Even though we're not competing, it's hard to be happy for myself when he's so anxious. Additionally, I'm extremely anxious, we have a (very, very) safety school, but now that I've been accepted into two, far more prestigious programs I fear that going there (if we are accepted, which I'm 99.9% we will be) will make me bitter/not be the best decision career wise. How are other people dealing with the added stress of twice the applications and decisions?