Re: Is it smart to have families on the Enterprise-D?
Yes, it is a good idea to have families on the Enterprise. To be separated from your husband/wife and especially kids for long periods of time is extremely painful. I would want, if my husband would agree, to have him and our kids on the Galaxy Class with me. If I didn't I would miss him terribly and I would miss many moments of my children's growing up that only happen once in their lifetime.
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