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  • View Poll Results: What was your relationship status like throughout your PhD programme?
    I had no relationship before and during my PhD.
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    I had no relationship before my PhD, but had one during my PhD.
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    I had a relationship before my PhD, and it continued right through.
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    I had a relationship before my PhD, but it ended throughout my PhD as a result of my PhD.
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    Hi guys.

    I'm considering a PhD, but I know that it is somewhat the stereotype that doing a PhD makes your life incompatible with certain 'normal' things, and I'm a tad worried that one of them is a relationship!

    So just a wee poll for anyone who has undertaken a PhD, and what their relationship status was for the duration, and why.

    Thanks.
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    I would't worry about that tbh. Being a PhD student is far more like having a job than being an undergraduate. It doesn't get in the way of 'normal' things any more than being an academic does.
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    I know several PhD students in physics, chemistry etc and they've all had successful long term relationships during them. Don't worry!
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    Thanks for the replies guys. Very comforting!
 
 
 
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