- 9 years ago
I have always wanted to go to law school. When FH and I were just starting to date I studied my butt off, took the LSAT, applied, and got in to one of the schools I was interested in (out of state). During this time (this whole process took about a year) my then boyfriend (now FH) was talking about proposing and merging finances, etc. At this point I had to be honest with him and told him that I have A LOT of debt from my getting my bachelor’s. We looked at my finances together and concluded that basically I can’t afford to go to law school right now. If I did it would put us about $200,000 in debt. He suggested waiting. I, sadly, decided to decline my acceptance to law school. A few months later FH proposed and we began talking more serisouly about our future together. He is now saying that is it better to wait until we have children before I start law school. He has also been saying that law school isn’t a good idea and he wishes he hadn’t went (FH is an attorney at a large law firm). FH now suggests that I get my MBA instead. His reasoning is that 1) a law degree is way too expensive and I may not even make enough money to make the investment worthwhile and 2) we want me to be at home from the time our children our born to when they start school and being an attorney will make that very difficult. This is really upsetting me becasue I feel like he isn’t supporting a career path I want because it inconveniences him. Now I am starting to question if this is what I want or if it is even worth it if it is going to make him upset. I feel like if I went to get an MBA instead and took that career path I would regret not going to law school. Please give me some perspective on this! Thank you!!