This is interesting! My mom and I just had a debate about the use of the word 'fat'. We disagreed on many points, but did agree that MOST people use, or perceive the word, fat as a negative word. With that said, why in the world would you accept that type of behavior from your HUSBAND?? This is something I just do not understand. I'm not married, and I have no children, but I have lots of common sense. Common sense tells me that you need to do nursing school for YOU, and no one else. Common sense tells me that if he calls you names and you're still around, you must have low self esteem, or be totally dependent upon him. Become your own positivity. I am a pre nursing student, and I know that at this end of the spectrum, the road looks very long. But as another poster put it, whether we have a degree or not, life will go on. Since life will go on anyway, it's best that you become as educated as possible, as independent as possible, so you can take care of yourself and your family. Why would someone who claims to love you treat you in such a way? Do you love yourself? How much value do you possess? You deserve better than that. Stay strong, and understand that your husband probably has some huge self esteem issues of his own. Perhaps he's a bit intimidated because you are going to school?? Something to think about.