The academic spouse

As someone whose wife frequently complains about having to live in Oklahoma, I can totally understand the "one-body problem":
Your years of work, after all, have been spent in a discipline in which few jobs will ever open, and in an extremely competitive academic job market. Unfortunately, your spouse’s company is in an industry that has no presence in that part of the country ...
If you go on to get a PhD, pray for an understanding spouse. The entire blog, on 100 reasons to not go to graduate school, is worth a read. All things considered, I would still do a PhD, but one should enter a PhD program with eyes open -- the implications go far beyond just academics.

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