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Reply to Debbie - return to study

jo price joprice93 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 8 02:19:18 EST 2001

Hi Debbie,

I agree with everybody's advice: dont feel guilty if you want to study and  
you can't take care of your family the same way as before. BUT! Be sure that 
everybody understands your motive, and agrees to help out mom to go through 
this period. If your family (especially your husband) clearly understands 
your needs and expectations, and they are willing to help, there should not 
be a problem. If they don't ... well that's a whole other issue, and you may 
need superb phychological skills to navigate them to comply your way.

For my background: I'm a PhD and doing research in mol. biol, have a husband 
and an eight year old son. Me and my husband went through college at the 
same time, got married, both of us got PhD, then had the kid. I'm working as 
a postdoc since, but as years pass, I find the inequality in doing housework 
more and more annoying. But maybe it's just me getting old, pre-menopausal, 
and weak in spirit.

Best luck,

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