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Suzanne Kennedy at Bitesize Bio offers some anecdotes and advice for couples in which only one partner is a scientist. First, she says, the non-scientist spouse doesn’t understand "that your job doesn't end at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. or 8 p.m.," or that "when you say you're leaving in five minutes, you actually mean five minutes after the gel is done, you wrote up your result in your notebook, and you sent an e-mail to your boss." Living with a non-scientist isn't "all bad," though.

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