There's more to being an academic than what happens in class, the lab and meetings. What happens on campus, we bring home. This ain't Vegas, baby. There might be somebody special who has to deal with us. I've observed that we are not the easiest people to deal with,
What's it like for your significant other to deal with an academic?
How do you deal with an SO who isn't an academic?
If you're both academics, God help you, how do you manage?
These can be happy (gasp!) descriptions of how you make it work which can guide others in the same situation. You can write about how academia destroyed a good relationship. Be creative.
This isn't a Thirsty. This is bigger. I'm asking you or your SO to send me answers to any of these questions. I'll post them as part of an ongoing series. Our first entry will appear soon.
Thanks to Contemplative Cynic for the idea!