« on: February 26, 2008, 07:04:02 PM »
Law School is not stressful & I'm not sure how it came to be assumed that it is stressful. I would say that I spend 80% of my law-school related time studying at my desk, and there's nothing too stressful about that. Law School is time consuming, but I'm not sure how time consumption got mixed up with stress. The very first final exam is a little stressful because you don't know what to expect, but after that they become just like any other exam. The hunt for summer jobs can also be a bit stressful, but so long as you take initiative and get an early start it will end quickly.
As for helping out your significant other: (1)refrain from nagging him and give him space to study when needed; (2) scrub his back in the shower; (3) cook him healthy meals and the occasional chocolate cake; (4) make sure he has adequate lighting when reading; (5) if he likes using a specific type of pen, don't steal them and make sure you have some extras sitting around in case the one he's using goes dry.
Finally, as for law school being a "relationship killer." I'm currently in law school and my significant other is in medical school. The average person would assume that this would kill our chance at survival, but in reality it has made our relationship stronger. There is a parable that adequately represents my point:
An old bull & a young bull are sitting at the top of a hill overlooking a meadow full of cows. The young bull says to the old bull, "let's run down there and f**ck one of those cows!" The old bull looks at the young bull and replies, "No, let's walk down there and f**ck all of those cows."
The moral of the story is that it's all about leverage. Law School is nothing compared to the reality that the majority of adults face on a daily basis. Law school is difficult for those ninnies that have never worked a day in their lives and have had everything provided to them by their parents. Otherwise, law school is a walk in the park.