How do u manage school work and fam?

  1. Plz help. Im currently a student a mom a wife and I work as a CNA . Now all of u guys know that we have to spend a lot of time studying for the ati and nclex. I try my best to divide my time between my family and school, but it's not enough for my husband. For ex. I have a test on Monday I had to study during the weekend but my husband has been on my case saying that I study to much so I decided to put my books away, we spent the whole day at the beach. We got home at 11pm my son n i were tired but my husband still wanted to go out partying. It did upset but his responds was we're young let's party. I'm over the partying I have a son we have responsibilities were not teenagers anymore. He complains to everyone that I never want to do anything but study, his tired of me studying but I'm tired of his partying. What should I do ? Am I wrong? How do u guys juggle school fam and work?
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  3. by   Melissa0181
    Yikes. I can see you are in a tough situation. The problem with nursing school is something has to give...either less hours at work or less hours with your family. At the start of nursing school I had a conversation with my boyfriend (of 4 years), friends, family, and even my boss letting them know that my priority over the next two years was nursing school. I had come to the decision that by becoming a nurse I was not only doing what I love but also bettering my future. There were times it was tough and I had numerous fights with my boyfriend since I was studying more and spending less time with him. It got so bad that I finally got to the point of saying he was free to leave if he couldn't be supportive (he stayed). Your situation is more difficult than mine since I do not have children and am not married. My suggestion would be to have a heart-to-heart with your husband. Explain that this is a choice that you have made and that nursing school is only temporary. Hopefully he will be more understanding and realize that you are doing this to better your whole family.
  4. by   tracylvn2013
    Thank you.