This is just a curiosity question for my own sake. I was wondering if it's a smart idea to marry before graduate school. Let's assume Ph.D for a minute. Pros: 1. Extra source of income if the spouse gets a job 2. Stress relief because of their presence 3. It probably wouldn't be any easier to manage during a postdoc/assistant professorship Cons: 1. Extra person to pay for 2. Marriage could be difficult to keep up during such a busy time? For a master's degree, the extra income would probably be even more helpful, since many master's degrees aren't fully funded. Of course, I could be missing other points. Thoughts? Experiences?