Help me not be so stressed out about grad school.
November 1, 2006 3:27 PM Subscribe
Am I normal? For those people in PhD programs, did you contemplate dropping out on a regular basis your first term? Any advice for making it less stressful?
posted by k8t to education (34 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like I'm not alone among my cohort. We're in a highly rated social science program. It is supposedly very competitive. The professors are sometimes nice but always very strict and serious. We are 1/2 way though the first term right now and I'm still feeling weird about this all. It is so overwhelming. I really like the other people in my program. I am maintaining a good relationship with my SO (thanks in part to this helpful AskMe
.) But it is all so overwhelming and I am always tired. It wasn't like this during my MA. Am I normal? Any ideas for coping? The older grad students in my program are nice, but are too busy for a lot of emotional support. Maybe any MeFite grad students are too busy too to answer?