Talking to others about your dissertation is important- it allows you to integrate your work into the daily flow of your life. However, it’s also important for yourself- and your relationships- that you also practice compartmentalizing the dissertation when it’s time to do so. Remind yourself that there’s more to you, more to your life, and more to your relationship than just your dissertation. Happy Valentine’s Day! [Excerpted in part from Get it Done! A Coach’s Guide to Dissertation Success. Moonswept Press 2002, ISBN: 09718629-0-7