My son is in his freshman year and is already very serious about a young woman at his college. They are already talking about their future together.
I know it’s early yet and anything can happen, but he wants to go on for a Phd as does she. Anyone out there have experience with dealing with couples both going for Phds?
Assuming they stay together (big assumption I know), and knowing that the acceptance rates for Phd programs are normally under 10%, my guess is that they would probably not end up in the same city since they would both need to cast their nets wide to land a Phd program spot. That being the case they would need to carry on a long distance relationship for 6-8 years after college.
That doesn’t sound like a recipe for a successful relationship.