I'm going to school to become a nurse (ultimately going for my master's to become a certified nurse midwife). I basically have 3 options:
-Wait another year to get into the local university.
-Move 10 hours away with my husband and son to attend another program this year.
-Move 10 hours away alone, and visit my husband and son as often as possible.
A few issues-
-My husband is unemployed and has been looking for a job for 2 years.
-We have family and support here, but not where we'd be moving to.
-If we stay here and wait another year, we will have no income, as I get paid to go to school as a veteran (this has been our primary source of income, as well as my husband's unemployment, which just ran out last month).
-I don't know that it would be any easier for ME to find a job for the next year, as the market is really saturated here for what I am certified in.
-I DON'T want to be separated from my husband and son for 2 years, and miss out on them and risk my marriage.
-My husband is resistant to moving away from family and support, and I think isn't a big fan of the area where the school is (Long Beach, CA).
I don't know what to do. We've been going back and forth. I think it's best for us to go to Long Beach, all together, but DH is worried that since we don't have support, everything will fall on him, as far as raising our son goes. Also, he's concerned that if he gets a job and our son goes to day care and gets sick, no one will be able to go get him. I feel like my husband really doesn't want to go, but I feel like this is the best thing for our family, as it will have me working a year sooner, and we can then move to where we want to be (not here), where our son can start kindergarten in the school system where we will be later anyway.
I appreciate any suggestions or advice! Thanks!
Answer by ItsMe89 at 11:28 AM on Mar. 30, 2011
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