Succeeding in Graduate School: The Career Guide for Psychology Students

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Recognize the sources of stress; determine which can be changed and which can't.
Be realistic and patient in selecting and implementing coping strategies. Change doesn't occur overnight.
Recognize that not all stresses can be eliminated, but remember, “This, too, shall pass. “ There will come a time when the stresses and strains become a fading memory. Avoid taking on additional, unnecessary stressors.
Establish and enjoy support outside of the relationship. Partners need a sense of their own separateness and independence, as well as a sense of interdependence in order to cooperate and negotiate through this process.
Recognize the value of conflict and its resolution. The relationship is enhanced and strengthened when partners can confront and negotiate differences to increase mutual satisfaction.
Identify the unique needs and vulnerabilities of each partner and the couple as a unit. This chapter has discussed many important considerations for student couples, but each couple is unique. Know yourselves. Recognize that you may have special needs that have not been addressed here. Take those needs into account in your long-term planning process. Develop plans for your particular concerns, using the strategies you know have worked well for you in the past.
Recognize that each partner and the relationship itself are in a process of change. Realize that change is part of growth, a necessary process to the continued development of persons and relationships.
Cherish one another. Be a team. Talk openly and lovingly about feelings and issues, being supportive, trustful, respectful, and tolerant of one another. Verbally reaffirm your commitment to the relationship often, especially during periods of high stress.
Focus on your successes and the times you have coped well. Use these examples to support yourselves in the belief that you can successfully handle the pressures. It is important to see yourselves as capable of mastering the tasks you have chosen to undertake. These successes can strengthen you throughout life.

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Brohn, J., & DuPlessis, A. (1966). Wives of medical students: Their attitudes and adjustments. Journal of Medical Education, 41, 381 – 385.

Butler, M., & Paisley, W. (1980). Coordinated-career couples: Convergence and divergence. In F. Pepitone-Rcakell (Ed.), Dual-career couples. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Coombs, R. H. (1971). The medical marriage. In R. H. Coombs & C. E. Vincent (Eds.), Psychological aspects of medical training. Springfield. Charles C. Thomas.

Coombs, R. H., & Boyle, B. (1971). Marriage as a buffer against emotional stress in medical training. California Mental Health Research Digest, 9, 59 – 65.

Deutsch, F. M. (1999). Halving it all: How equally shared parenting works. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gilberg, A. L. (1977). Reflections of being a psychoanalyst. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 37, 83 – 84.

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