by growinlove on November 4th, 2009

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Friend of mine got expelled from her graduate program yesterday both due to the amount of stress and part laziness. I want what's best for her while I still think it's good for her to fight for staying at the program. How should I approach this to her?

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  • by Nuttsky on December 8th, 2009

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    It sounds as though the program wasn't right for her. I'd leave the matter alone. It takes motivation to earn an advanced degree and hers wasn't sufficient. Consider: Not everyone gets admitted to a graduate program, and if she was not cutting it, then her space in the program needs to go to someone who wants it more and will do the work, and meanwhile she might find a path that feels better to her.

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  • by Stranger in a Strange Land on December 8th, 2009

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    If she's been expelled it is already too late. You should have intervened earlier. +5

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  • by Piggle on December 8th, 2009

    Piggle

    Perhaps you might do better to support her to find what she wants to do next - if this program were right for her she would be motivated and fighting for her place without your advice.

    Why was she so stressed - because she is ill; in which case she needs some help to get better. OR because the work was too much for her - which in turn could have caused the apparent laziness.

    Try to understand what is truly best for her rather than what you think is best - you may be surprised at how different those things turn out to be!

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  • by AmyAnn on December 8th, 2009

    AmyAnn

    Stay out of it.

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  • by HeavySkinz on December 8th, 2009

    HeavySkinz

    Ask her if she wants your opinion. If she says yes, then give it to her. Thats all you can really do.

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