(Closed) College and marriage? Is it ok to not go away?

posted 9 years ago in College
Post # 137
3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Please at least get an education and a qualification. There is a member of my DH’s family who dropped out of college to get married, completely dependent on her husband’s income and they have two children together. Well, life happened and he was severely injured from work and is now bedridden and unable to work. She has no qualification to get a job decent enough to hold up a family as well as take care of her ill husband 24/7

Don’t make that mistake. Life throws curveballs when you least expect it.

7 years ago, I was 17, and I thought I was the shit. Well, I look back now and laugh. I met my now DH my first year of college, and was not single throughout college life, but it was the best time of my life. I even want to go back just to have that ease of meeting new people back. but alas, work life beckons 😛

Post # 138
4045 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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@LovinChrist18:  I just read through this entire thread (wow I have too much time on my hands), and I must say I am so glad you went away to school!

And this coming from someone who absolutely without a doubt hated her first year.

Yet, I wouldn’t trade the experience. I was a Christian when I started my first year and ended up an atheist by the end. Talk about a life change! My whole belief system went away, and trust me, I did not see that coming. And well, I just plain learned how to live on my own more. Not that I didn’t already know how to clean and cook, etc. But it was so good just to be on my own, even if it was in the dorms.

Now, my second year was much, much better, as I moved out of the dorms and into an apartment with a friend. Again, I grew up so much more. I learned to pay my own bills and balance my own budget. I got a job working with kids, which gave me real relevant experience for my career as a teacher. And the third year away at school is also good!

I cannot imagine not having at least a couple years just to be independent and on my own. I’m still getting married young (I’ll be 21, but he’ll be 29), but at least I had those few years where I wasn’t living with mom and dad and I wasn’t living with a husband. I wish I could have more time even, but alas, I have an international relationship and immigration to deal with.

So keep giving college a try. Finish out the year, and stick around for at least another one. It gets better!

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