Dating an attorney
- Lawyers have a much higher rate of alcoholism and suicide than the population in general. Wife: “If you’re discussing an issue that you’ve thought deeply about and the other person doesn’t know anything about, you just flat out tell them they’re wrong after 3–4 beers. That’s really obnoxious.”Me: “I wait until I’ve had 3–4 beers to tell them that??Shoot, I think that’s pretty good restraint on my part.”I’ll ask my ex-wife what she thought of dating this particular lawyer and update the answer.Sarah Schewitz, Psy D is a psychologist with over 10 years of experience helping couples and individuals improve and change their patterns in love and relationships.She is the founder of Couples Learn, an online psychology practice.Cons- Some lawyers can turn any discussion into an argument (see picture).
Well, it might also be because of that, but usually it's because we've been landed with a massive great bundle which needs reading before 9am. Not because we're engaging in a Bridget-Jones-style flirty email exchange with our office crush. Our weekends are sacred Because there is literally excited about non-work plans, you may as well be on a date with a seven-year-old at Christmas. We're a nightmare to rent a flat with That lease will have been re-read and re-drafted at least fifteen times before we sign on the dotted line. We're argumentative It's in our nature, we argue for a living remember? But we don't necessarily hold grudges There's no need. Yeah, it's time consuming, but you'll thank us when the landlord can't screw us over at the end of the tenancy over the broken wardrobe that wasn't our fault. We'll blag you entry into a bar when you're definitely way too drunk Negotiation is our most basic skill. We go out for work drinks a LOT There's always something to celebrate: a deal completion, trainee rotations, because it's a Wednesday. Which means if you suggest we drink red, we'll probably propose white. Because we'll have drawn up a nice contract to make sure the behaviour that got us into the argument in the is no longer authorised. We work really frickin' late, so won't be able to meet you at 6pm So that surprise date you were going to take us on? And we will almost certainly mention the fact that we're lawyers to the bouncer we're negotiating with, before citing the (completely fabricated) Free Entry Into Drinking Establishments Act of 1995 with confidence. And on that note, we've got buckets of confidence Well, we say confident; others say egotistical. We have an extra phone for work, not because we're cheating And when we check them every five minutes, it's most likely because we're in the middle of a deal. We want an actual relationship status and an anniversary date for the diary. Hence our lack of property ownership, just like every other millennial in the country.