In the same way we have Victorian Clara leading a double life, this Clara has a life of home, school, her domestic life, her domestic bliss, her flat in Shoreditch, and then the Doctor will bring the TARDIS and land in the bedroom or land in the stationary cupboard at school, and then she’ll go off on her adventures. But she’s very strict about him returning her at exactly the right time so she doesn’t miss anything on Earth. So in a way she is kind of having her cake and eating it, but what she really doesn’t want is the double life to collide in any way. It has to be completely separate, and that is the control freak Clara coming through.
Jenna on how Clara wants her life (SciFi Now)
It’s not romantic, but it’s not without love.