Thursday, August 12, 2010

I was surprised

The Modern Love column in the Times featured an article about the "two body problem" in academia, where both partners are searching for tenure-track jobs simultaneously. I thought for certain that the author and her husband were going to split up in the end, but instead the story took an unexpected turn. I don't want to spoil it.

Academics are just obsessed with themselves, aren't we? But part of me wonders how common it may now be for dual-career spouses outside of academia to choose a two-city arrangement, at least temporarily. Or maybe it's just we academics who are completely out of our minds.