- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Fiance and I are in still in college (finishing up as non-traditional students) and we just found out that our financial aid is nowhere near what it was last year, and our tuition and school costs have gone up a decent bit as well. We won’t have much left after we pay tuition and everything, and things will be really, really tight. Not sure how we will buy books, feed ourselves, and pay bills along with our rent.
Fiance is talking about skipping this semester and just getting a full time job to get us through. I feel terrible about this, and I wish he didn’t have to put school on the back burner to keep us afloat. I have a work-study job, but they don’t give me very many hours and it’s been difficult to find another part time job that’s willing to work around my school schedule. Basically, this is super stressful and I don’t know how we’ll do it.
It’s also frustrating and stressful because neither of our families have been supportive of us, ever- we both have the misfortune of being the unfavored children. For example, FI’s dad is paying all of his brother’s expenses for college-I mean everything, plus spending money for fun. My brother is living at home without a job and my parents take care of his every want and need. We don’t depend on them or expect them to pay our way in life, but it’s upsetting that when we’re in a tough situation and we can’t even ask for a little help because their resources are already devoted to our sibilings.
I suppose I just needed to vent. Anyone have to deal with anything like this? How did you manage to get through it? Any words of encouragement would be very appreciated! Thanks, everyone.