How happy were you in your career before BF came along?
Look ahead in the future.. Throw in kids and working holidays and weekends. Is he going to be mad about having to be taking care of the kids while you work?
Nursing takes some flexibility, as does being a fireman's or policeman's spouse. People shouldn't marry these professions unless they are willing to be forgiving because the person HAS to work.
I bet your mom and boyfriend would be happy to know that a hospital was open on a weekend or holiday if they really needed it. Somebody has to keep it open and we all have to rotate our turn.
My husband and I are both RN's. (He his now on medical leave and will never go back to nursing). When we were both nurses, rarely did we both have the same holidays off. Some years we had Xmas Eve, others Christmas day. Thanksgiving would fall on a Wed, Thur OR Fri. Family understood and accomodated us if they could. We did this while juggling a large family.
This year, I work the 3 days before Thanksgiving and the day of. Our Thanksgiving will be on Friday. I'm trying to be positive. I'm planning a finger food meal for Thanksgiving day at work and Friday, after shopping, I will place a turkey in the oven, and kick back with a glass of wine and chill. It will be a nice time, because I will make it that way.