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social life maintenance during a startup

Hi,
I signed on as employee 6 at a well-funded startup earlier this month. It is something I'm really excited about. I've done the startup thing before, and know I'm going to need to put in a bunch of long hours.

This time around, I happen to have a girlfriend and a bunch of friends. One of the lessons I learned at my first startup was that neglecting my personal life for years at a time leads to serious unhappiness. I'm less worried about my friends (they will understand), but am worried that my girlfriend is going to get severely bummed out that I'm working all the time.

Anyone have any tips for maintaining a relationship during a startup?
Permalink socks 
January 21st, 2006
"This time around, I happen to have a girlfriend and a bunch of friends."

Oh man. You're gonna miss them.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 21st, 2006
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