Articles by Anthony Nedelman

Anthony Nedelman is a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. His interests involve treating anxiety and depression, providing assessments with a variety of populations, reducing mental health stigma, and increasing self-care routines. Originally from Ohio, he tries to incorporate trips to see his family as part of his own self-care process in order to help reduce the stressors associated with a graduate education. Prior to psychology, his occupational aspirations involved music composition, theater management, and radio broadcasting. Eventually his wife sat him down and said you need to pick something! This kick in the pants started the beginning of his psychology career. When he’s not chipping away at his To-Do list he can often be found spending time with his wife and their two dogs – undoubtedly discussing all things Disney and whether or not they should begin to start a family.

5 Ways to Help Your Marriage Thrive During Grad School

5 Ways to Help Your Marriage Thrive During Grad School

“Being a graduate student is like becoming all of the Seven Dwarves. In the beginning you’re Dopey and Bashful. In the middle, you are usually sick (Sneezy), tired (Sleepy), and irritable (Grumpy). But at the end, they call you Doc, and then you’re Happy.”  –Ronald Azuma

Grad school is not meant to be a walk in the park. The responsibilities associated with being a grad student involve completing coursework, providing treatment, conducting testing/assessment evaluations, working on research projects, teaching courses, fulfilling practicum requirements, preparing for supervision meetings, writing your thesis, dissertation, and clinical documentation, and involvement in professional organizations (just to name a few).

These tasks are doable. They require a lot of work and time management skills, but they are doable.

But what if you have a spouse at home who expects your time and wonderful attentive nature? You won’t be the only one who’s Grumpy. Being a spouse requires an even greater commitment.