Dating a very busy man

Sometimes your career will be up/down, and sometimes his will — it’s all cyclical.Rather than being competitive, try to see his successes as your successes as well.Oh, and let’s also assume that we all play on an absolutely level playing field, and the interviewer doesn’t have a preference between hiring a woman and a man. Even if this Bizarro World is true, you and your partner can still approach these amazing job opportunities (which of course will come along frequently) in the following ways: I stand by a lot of my tips in the other post, as well — a relationship is nothing without similar lifestyles, and compatible attitudes towards finance.

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I almost wish one of us could find a different area of practice, but I don’t think either of us should make that sacrifice.

I’m guessing there are other readers out there that feel this way, especially when both people are working in the same field, firm, company, etc.

– Does anyone have solutions to a work environment where poor performance is rewarded and pro-active problem solvers are not?

– Summer associate resources: what to wear for your internship and what NOT to wear to work, business lunch etiquette, general business etiquette, what to wear to summer associate events (e.g., pool party, golf), how to end your internship on a strong note – Workwear dos and don’ts in general, as well as more specific discussions on maxi dresses, sheer blouses, thigh-highs (and whether/when you can correct an intern dressed inappropriately for work) – Dressing for summer: summer work clothes, classic sheath dresses, summer dress pants, lightweight blazers, dressing for freezing A/C and for a heat wave.

(As always, apologies in advance for every time I say “he” or “the guy” — I really just mean the person you’re dating.) It’s important to recognize that there are different levels of togetherness, and not every long-term boyfriend or girlfriend will be a true partner.

I think you really need to assess what level the partnership is at before you make decisions or operating assumptions that will affect your career (or your finances, for that matter).

But I also think some of us have an entirely different problem where we date someone who is equally ambitious and busy.

First of all, it’s difficult to develop a meaningful relationship when both of you are working 60-100 hours as week on a consistent basis.

Also: makeup tips for summer, summer hair secrets, and the question of pantyhose in summer – Wedding season: what to wear to a colleague’s wedding, wedding finances, who to invite to your wedding, office wedding showers.

For the newlyweds: whether to combine your finances, how to plan for kids, how to buy a home – Summer events/activities: how to stay cool on your commute, what to wear to a company picnic, to the office pool party, to the company retreat, and to golf with coworkers; finding time to exercise; sporting events for work – Vacation!

I hear it all the time: “I’m just too busy to date.” You might be busy, but you’ve always got room for a social calendar.

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