How to Balance Your Relationship and Studies

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Here, you\'ll discover that you truly can have it all! </p>\n<p>This article is based on an interview with our life and relationship transition coach, Leah Morris, owner of Life Remade.\n</p>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies&amp;action=edit&amp;section=1\" title=\"Edit section: Steps\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Steps\">Steps</span></h2>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies&amp;action=edit&amp;section=2\" title=\"Edit section: Talk about your goals for school.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Talk-about-your-goals-for-school.\">Talk about your goals for school.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Share what academic success looks like for both of you. It’s important to be clear about what your goals and boundaries are. Before the semester starts, sit down and discuss what you’d both like to achieve. Also point out obstacles you need to steer clear of. You and your S.O. will have a game plan you can stick to. You can say something like:<sup id=\"_ref-1\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 1\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-1\">[1]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 1 Version 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/2/20/Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-1-Version-2.jpg/aid12929498-v4-728px-Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>“I want to get on the Dean’s List, so I’ll have to get above a 3.75 GPA.”</li>\n<li>“I want to double major. That means I’ll balance a heavy course load.”</li>\n<li>“Sometimes, I won’t be able to hang out on the weekends. I’ll have to focus on term papers.”</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies&amp;action=edit&amp;section=3\" title=\"Edit section: Study together.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Study-together.\">Study together.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Meet up in a public place and be accountability buddies. If you choose a spot like a library or a college cafe, you’ll be able to get in the right mindset and focus. Everyone else around you will be busy with work, too. Sit together, then get out all your books and notes. You’ll be able to inspire each other right away.<sup id=\"_ref-2\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 2\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-2\">[2]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-2-Version-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 2 Version 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/e/e5/Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-2-Version-2.jpg/aid12929498-v4-728px-Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-2-Version-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>It’ll be easier to stay on track if you go somewhere that discourages talking.</li>\n<li>While you study, you can pat your S.O.\'s hand or give them a side hug once in a while.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies&amp;action=edit&amp;section=4\" title=\"Edit section: Grab your meals together.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Grab-your-meals-together.\">Grab your meals together.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Sneak in some quick quality time since you both need to eat, anyway. Chow down on nutritious meals with your S.O. and fill yourselves up so you can focus. Head to the cafeteria or a campus restaurant. You’ll make sure you have at least three periods of the day to cozy up to each other. <sup id=\"_ref-3\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 3\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-3\">[3]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-3-Version-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 3 Version 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/d/d8/Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-3-Version-2.jpg/aid12929498-v4-728px-Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-3-Version-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>When you talk together, you’ll be able to enjoy your meal and not rush when you eat it.</li>\n<li>Make a date out of preparing healthy snacks together. For example, you can make <a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Healthy-Peanut-Butter-Balls\" title=\"Make Healthy Peanut Butter Balls\">no-bake peanut butter balls</a>.</li>\n<li>If your dorms have a shared kitchen, you can even cook together sometimes.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies&amp;action=edit&amp;section=5\" title=\"Edit section: Catch up during breaks.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Catch-up-during-breaks.\">Catch up during breaks.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>Hang out only when you really have free time. Sit down together and compare your schedules. Find gaps between classes and homework sessions that are up for grabs. Reserve these slots for reconnecting as a couple. Then, give your S.O. your full attention. You’ll be able to go back to your studies recharged.<sup id=\"_ref-4\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 4\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-4\">[4]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-4-Version-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 4 Version 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/5/58/Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-4-Version-2.jpg/aid12929498-v4-728px-Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-4-Version-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>Mix up the ways you unwind with each other. You can chill in your dorm on a weekday, then go for a walk around campus over the weekend.</li>\n<li>Look at all the time you have blocked off in your calendar for your S.O. It’ll help you feel secure that you’ll see them again.</li>\n</ul>\n</li>\n</ol>\n<h3><span class=\"mw-editsection\"><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">[</span><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/index.php?title=Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies&amp;action=edit&amp;section=6\" title=\"Edit section: Send each other encouraging texts.\">Edit</a><span class=\"mw-editsection-bracket\">]</span></span><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Send-each-other-encouraging-texts.\">Send each other encouraging texts.</span></h3>\n<ol>\n<li>These sweet messages will make you smile all semester. Agree to silence the notifications on your phones. Whenever either of you are inspired, you can send a cute note that your S.O. won’t see till later. When you two go to bed, check your texts. Each of you will feel adored. You each can say something like:<sup id=\"_ref-5\" class=\"reference\" aria-label=\"Link to Reference 5\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"#_note-5\">[5]</a></sup><br />\n<div class=\"mwimg largeimage floatcenter \" style=\"max-width:728px\"><a target=\"_blank\" href=\"https://www.wikihow.com/Image:Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-5-Version-2.jpg\" class=\"image\"><img alt=\"Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 5 Version 2.jpg\" src=\"https://www.wikihow.com/images/thumb/f/fd/Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-5-Version-2.jpg/aid12929498-v4-728px-Balance-Your-Relationship-and-Studies-Step-5-Version-2.jpg\" decoding=\"async\" width=\"728\" height=\"546\" class=\"whcdn\" /></a></div>\n<ul>\n<li>“You amaze me every day, and I think about you every night. \n</li></ul></li></ol></div>', created = 1656585692, expire = 1656672092, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8528ef151fd55fe3491b5597bef313e7' in /var/www/vhosts/tipsformom.com/httpdocs/includes/cache.inc on line 108.

Do you want lots of success in school and your love life? You might think that’s a lot to ask for, but it’s actually totally achievable. With the right habits, you can stay on top of your classes and still have time for some romance. If you want to learn how to balance your relationship and studies, read on. Here, you'll discover that you truly can have it all!

This article is based on an interview with our life and relationship transition coach, Leah Morris, owner of Life Remade.

[Edit]Steps

[Edit]Talk about your goals for school.

  1. Share what academic success looks like for both of you. It’s important to be clear about what your goals and boundaries are. Before the semester starts, sit down and discuss what you’d both like to achieve. Also point out obstacles you need to steer clear of. You and your S.O. will have a game plan you can stick to. You can say something like:[1]
    Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 1 Version 2.jpg
    • “I want to get on the Dean’s List, so I’ll have to get above a 3.75 GPA.”
    • “I want to double major. That means I’ll balance a heavy course load.”
    • “Sometimes, I won’t be able to hang out on the weekends. I’ll have to focus on term papers.”

[Edit]Study together.

  1. Meet up in a public place and be accountability buddies. If you choose a spot like a library or a college cafe, you’ll be able to get in the right mindset and focus. Everyone else around you will be busy with work, too. Sit together, then get out all your books and notes. You’ll be able to inspire each other right away.[2]
    Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 2 Version 2.jpg
    • It’ll be easier to stay on track if you go somewhere that discourages talking.
    • While you study, you can pat your S.O.'s hand or give them a side hug once in a while.

[Edit]Grab your meals together.

  1. Sneak in some quick quality time since you both need to eat, anyway. Chow down on nutritious meals with your S.O. and fill yourselves up so you can focus. Head to the cafeteria or a campus restaurant. You’ll make sure you have at least three periods of the day to cozy up to each other. [3]
    Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 3 Version 2.jpg
    • When you talk together, you’ll be able to enjoy your meal and not rush when you eat it.
    • Make a date out of preparing healthy snacks together. For example, you can make no-bake peanut butter balls.
    • If your dorms have a shared kitchen, you can even cook together sometimes.

[Edit]Catch up during breaks.

  1. Hang out only when you really have free time. Sit down together and compare your schedules. Find gaps between classes and homework sessions that are up for grabs. Reserve these slots for reconnecting as a couple. Then, give your S.O. your full attention. You’ll be able to go back to your studies recharged.[4]
    Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 4 Version 2.jpg
    • Mix up the ways you unwind with each other. You can chill in your dorm on a weekday, then go for a walk around campus over the weekend.
    • Look at all the time you have blocked off in your calendar for your S.O. It’ll help you feel secure that you’ll see them again.

[Edit]Send each other encouraging texts.

  1. These sweet messages will make you smile all semester. Agree to silence the notifications on your phones. Whenever either of you are inspired, you can send a cute note that your S.O. won’t see till later. When you two go to bed, check your texts. Each of you will feel adored. You each can say something like:[5]
    Balance Your Relationship and Studies Step 5 Version 2.jpg
    • “You amaze me every day, and I think about you every night.

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