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Relationships and your study

A relationship does not just fit into a neat little box in the corner of your life that you bring out to play with on weekends. All of your relationships affect every part of your life, including university.

Wouldn't it be nice to have a family, a partner, and friends who all supported you and understood when you have to study? You may need to spend a great deal of time and energy on your relationships with family and friends, and not always at the most convenient time to your study.

Time is a major issue in many relationships, especially when you are studying. It is easy for others to think that you have all the time in the world to go out and be with them. Only you know about the essay looming on the horizon. You owe it to yourself to make a commitment to your study and your future by making university work a number one priority. Explain to your friends, family and partner that this is not forever, and ask them for their understanding at exam times. This is not an excuse to completely take people for granted, or take your stress out on them, but it is important to ask people around you for their support in times of stress. Usually they want to be able to help; you just have to let them.

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