How's your dating life? - page 4

We all know that nursing is tough on students. But putting a hold on dating is something that many cannot commit to. How do you manage your dating life and your education? Any tips, experience, or ideas you want to... Read More

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    I've been lucky to have a wonderful fiancee that understands how important nursing school is to me. I find time to study while I'm spending time with him. It's hard, but it works. I graduate in December and we're planning a wedding for next June. Most of the planning will happen after graduation! <3

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    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    My wife was selfish and wouldn't let me date. :/
    Laugh out loud
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    Quote from man-nurse2b
    I am curious, is there anyone who nursing ambitions caused divorce or breakups? I'm married, but just doing prereqs put it nicely...difficult and stressful! I dont see how we will survive me going to nursing school.
    We had 2 nursing students in my nursing program who ended up divorced. :-(. It's tough for everybody involved. It puts strains on all of your relationships, even with your kids.
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    Quote from caleyjo21
    I met my husband during nursing school. He knew up front that it may be difficult to get together and do things due to my clinicals and demanding schedule. However, we made it work. He was a farmer and was always busy as well. So if we wanted to see each other I had to go see him, he lived an hour away. So I would load up whatever study material i had and go wherever he was driving the tractor at and ride with him while talking and studying. It worked out well for both school and our relationship. We got engaged a year after we met, and married after I graduated nursing school. It is tough but doable when you have someone who understands your goals and is willing to make compromises!
    Caleyjo21, I have a feeling that this will be a common date night in my future, lol! My boyfriend lives on a farm and loves his tractors, so that sounds like a perfect way to spend an evening with him.

    He and I have been together for over four years. We're trying to decide whether to get married before I start the program next spring or wait until I get out in two years. Either way is a challenge I'm happy to take on to hang on to him. He graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, so he knows he owes me one as far as understanding and support go, haha. But I know he gets it about hard classes and crazy schedules, so I think we're gonna be OK.
    Last edit by CLoGreenEyes on Sep 4, '12 : Reason: Added stuff
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    we scheduled time for each other everyday from 9pm to 12pm and we just make that time about each other and saturdays we see each other all day no books no phones no nothing.
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    Two words: Time Management.

    I'm a single parent in my second year of nursing school and it is a bit of a balancing act, but I have a social life, a dating life, and I'm pulling A's in my program. I use my time wisely during the week so that I can relax and be social on the weekends. I actually have more free time as a single parent than I did when I was still married. (I got divorced right before I started nursing school.)

    I usually have 2, sometimes 3 kid-free nights a week and I keep one for myself, one for friends, and one for dates. My last relationship was fine with just seeing me one night a week and chatting briefly in between. He was a single parent too, so his availability was just as limited as mine. Currently dating casually, so seeing someone once a week is just right at the moment. I could see how it might strain a relationship if you were used to spending far more time together as a couple.
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    My girlfriend and I met IN nursing school! We started dating in first semester and here we are, in our last semester of the program and we're still goin strong. It has been amazing!. We get to spend a lot of time together and we both understand the stressors of school, which we help each other out with.
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    Right here... LOL
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    Married but I only really get to spend quality time with my husband once a week.

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