Nursing Career & Relationships, Marriage - page 4

Hi, I'm very new to the Forum and I've spent some time reading various threads on the subject I'm about to touch on. I've decided to post probably for my own reassurances, but also mainly to vent a... Read More

  1. Visit  newrn05 profile page
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    Hi I wanted to address your post. I graduated 5 years ago with a BSN. Prior to starting that program I had most of my GE requirements completed. At the time, I had a child at the age of 9 with mental health issues. I met my current BF and fell in love instantly. He is 7 yrs younger then me with no kids. He went from single man to full time dad. There were days where we were in the same house together but really not together. i would be sitting at the table for hours studing and writting papers. We ended up breaking up after two years. He felt that I was not able to give him what he needed. We remained friends and are now back together.

    I tell you this becuase I hope you can realize that there will be times where you won't see each other often. You may have to take what you can get at times. Remember that in the end it will pay off. My bf now says he wished he would have waited jsut a lil while longer. We dont take anything for granted and spend as much time together as we can.
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  3. Visit  malenkiyb profile page
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    Nursing school is hard. I would say on the scale from 1 to 10, it is 10. When I was in nursing school, I thought I wish I can live by myself. Both roommate situations were bad: one person was didnot care and the other was too much. Give you girlfriend space and wait. One day things be back and as usual.
  4. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Quote from MassED
    just being devil's advocate, what if other students also got a 4.0? Who was first?
    Ah ha ha! Devil's advocate! None of the others had a 4.0. I didn't have a 4.0. I just happened to have the highest GPA.
  5. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    OP, I just read your response note, and I must admit that I totally loved it! You seem to be a very intelligent, very giving, and understanding person. You and your love will get through this. I hope that all of the comments that you read here on this post will help you to have some idea of what a challenge nursing school can be. You both are furthering your careers and improving yourselves through education, and it will be a hard, but successful road. Since you have actually taken the time and the commitment to seek out this website, that alone shows how dedicated you are to her and to your relationship.

    I wish you heartfelt and sincere well wishes as you both embark on this path.
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  6. Visit  JenniferSews profile page
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    I would have gone to nursing school right out of high school, but made a poor life choice to love someone who wasn't supportive. So it wasn't until I was 35 and had 3 kids before I finally graduated. My husband was amazing and supportive and it was yet another growing experience in our relationship that brought us much closer. As a team nothing can defeat us! Time seems so valuable when you are in a new relationship or very young. But the support and sacrifice you show for your GF now will reap endless rewards in a strong and healthy relationship. Think of it as an investment in a happy future. Best of luck to both of you!
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  7. Visit  darlink profile page
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    The best thing you can do is be supportive and give her the space she needs. It took me 8 months to get an RN job after I graduated from nursing school. I started the job two weeks after getting married. It was 130 miles from home. I lived part time there and part time with my husband. It was very hard on him but he knew it was my only job option and that once I got experience I would be able to get a job closer to home (which I have since been able to do). Life is not always what we want it to be, but if you put up with the bad, good comes out of it. We now have bought a house and I have an 8-5 job and I'm home every night. We also started dating while I was in nursing school. He understood I had school obligations and I worked two jobs and he was also working on a Master's degree. School came first but we found time to spend together. As others have said...this is only a temporary situation...but in the end its worth it.
  8. Visit  mrsinquisitive profile page
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    OP: Stop by anytime!
  9. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Quote from mrsinquisitive
    OP: Stop by anytime!
    AGREED!!!!!
  10. Visit  Moogie profile page
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    Quote from mrsinquisitive
    OP: Stop by anytime!
    Yes, and tell your girlfriend about us! We'd love to have her here!
  11. Visit  Navigatingnursing profile page
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    I think you are a great guy for looking ahead and knowing and facing your fears realistically. I don't think you are being possessive, rather, its good that you address your concerns.

    I just started nursing school and broke up w/someone cos I found out he was cheating. I had always been open and frank that if anything was wrong and he wanted his space he could have it. He assured me I had nothing to worry about. Then I found hard evidence of cheating. I got him out of my life and am keeping my head clear for school.

    So kudos to you for knowing what you are concerned about and addressing it and valuing family and relationship and community. I wish I had a special person to help me and give me hugs and encouragement. BTW, you sound young and mature. My ex is in his 50's! So good for you and for the people that raised you!
  12. Visit  misty246 profile page
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    I'm in school online to finish my BSN. I am within 6 classes of graduating. My husband and I take advantage of "school breaks." I'm on a 3 week break now and scheduled my "vacation" from work during this time. School is tough and the time spent studying and completing assignments is tremendous but we do take a day off here and there when I am off work and take a "day trip," we will go somewhere we want to go nearby home. I admit that we do not spend as much time together as we would like but he understands that my education is very important for both of our futures. He is extremely supportive of my study time. The time we miss together because of my schoolwork and work is stressing on both of us.
  13. Visit  canesdukegirl profile page
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    Quote from misty246
    I'm in school online to finish my BSN. I am within 6 classes of graduating. My husband and I take advantage of "school breaks." I'm on a 3 week break now and scheduled my "vacation" from work during this time. School is tough and the time spent studying and completing assignments is tremendous but we do take a day off here and there when I am off work and take a "day trip," we will go somewhere we want to go nearby home. I admit that we do not spend as much time together as we would like but he understands that my education is very important for both of our futures. He is extremely supportive of my study time. The time we miss together because of my schoolwork and work is stressing on both of us.
    I feel your pain, but I am on the other side of the fence. My husband is getting his Master's in Public Health, and our together time is cut short often. To combat this to a degree, I ask him what his assignments are and what papers he is working on. I try to help him with the "legwork" of researching so that he can immediately put his hands on articles/papers/presentations when he needs them. I also learn a great deal about PH, so it helps us both!


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