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Top 11 Tips for Those Who Date Lawyers and Their Significant Others

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Summary: Here are 11 tips from the experts on how to endure relationships with people who give their lives to the law - and don't seem to have much left over for you.
 
Dating lawyers or those going into the law requires special care

Normally we give advice to law students and lawyers. We are devoting this week's advice to their better halves. Lawyers and free time are not typically well acquainted with one another. And anyone married to, living with, or otherwise romantically entangled with a JD (or soon-to-be) will tell you that the relationship can be, to put it kindly, challenging.
 
  • Another dinner alone.
  • Another canceled vacation.
  • Another pile of dishes to wash.

In an effort to try to make every lawyerly romance a sweet one, we've rounded up tips from the experts on how to endure relationships with people who give their lives to the law - and don't seem to have much left over for you.

1. Raise Your Awareness

If your significant other ultimately hopes to work at a big firm, one day you'll look back fondly on law school as a simpler time. Really. Law school is just the beginning of many years of challenges, says a New York City-based psychologist who specializes in the rigors of high-pressure careers. If you go in with a high level of awareness and can keep adjusting how you deal with the pressures, you'll manage better in the end. The sooner you realize you're both in this for the long haul, the better.

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