The world of academia is delightful and weird and sometimes a little lonely, especially if you're only peripherially involved. Want some support? Join. Talk to us. We'll be the friends that move with you when your partner gets a tenure track job two thousand miles from where you're living and you find yourself saying, "But I don't know anybody there!" "I'm going to really miss my Mom," or "What do you mean, the nearest IKEA is two hours from there?"
Just some general rules: play nice, stay on topic, etc.
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After joining, please post an intro survey:
Name: Partner's Name: School or location: What do you do for a living? What's your partner's area of study? Is he/she tenure-track yet, or is a big, annoying move in the future? How long have you been together? Do you have any children yet? Pets? What do you like best about being with a professor? What don't you like about being with a professor?