(Closed) Do you and your FI have an educational "gap?"

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
9256 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Pretty similar.  We both have bachelor’s (well, he has two) and I have a master’s.  His current plan is to go back to school in a few years for a Nurse Practicioner degree, which is a PhD.  So he’ll have one up on me at that point, dangit!

Post # 4
4528 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We both have a bachelor’s degree, but I will be starting graduate school this fall and he considers himself 100% done with school. 

Post # 5
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Right now, no. He has a bachelor’s degree, and I have two. But I am going on to get a PhD and he may or may not get a master’s degree, so there will eventually be a gap. 

ETA: to be fair, he’s an engineer, and a bachelor’s degree goes a pretty long way in his field.

Post # 6
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@MrsPanda99:  DH and I both have bachelor’s, and he has additional school in a specialized field. He probably won’t go back for more, but I am guessing I will eventually go back for a master’s.

Post # 7
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have two BA’s and will probably go for my masters next year. Meanwhile my FH has two semesters of college under his belt. He decided it just wasn’t for him.

Do I feel a gap? Nope, not even close. That man is smart and could talk circles around me. He just saw his life was better spent elsewhere then college. He currently makes a lot more then I do and is a lot happier in his career choice then I am.

My mother on the other hand sadly thinks there is a gap between us. She doesn’t understand why he never finished college. I don’t think it makes him any less of a man. He works hard and takes really really good care of me. Even if he had never gone to college, I’d still love him to death.

Post # 8
4528 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I breifly dated so done who, despite being intelligent and curious about the world, never finished high school. It didn’t work, our priorities were too different.

Post # 9
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We both have a bachelor’s degree from the same University.  He plans to go for his MBA someday, but I’ll believe it when I see it!

Post # 10
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

DH and I graduated together with our BMusic (that’s where we met). I’m working on my MA now, and he’ll start his MM when I finish. He wants to go on to get a DMA, though I don’t know if I’ll go on to a PhD… but I’m young, so we’ll see….

Post # 11
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We will both graduate in May with our undergrad, but he plans on going to medical school (MD or DO) or PA school.

My career doesn’t require a graduate degree, but someday I might go back for a Master’s in geology.

Post # 12
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a BA, a BS and a Masters. He has a BS, a MS and an MD degree. Guess he trumps me in master degrees.

Post # 13
5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are even, both have a Bachelors degree. 

Post # 14
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have my MBA, and he’s finishing his BA now. He’ll be a teacher and will likely take some master’s classes (if not complete his master’s) through his career. The thing is, though, he is SO MUCH smarter than me. I’m just a bookworm who loves school; He hates school, but is just intuitively, learn-by-doing smart. 

Post # 15
8176 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a master’s degree. FI never finished undergrad.  He was a year or so short and needed to work.  He always planned on going back but never did.

When I found out, it hurt me greatly as education is very important to me.  I was upset that he never told me.  He let me assume he graduated.  He claims he didn’t lie but it was really lying by omission.  It was maybe 9-12 months into our relationship when I found out.  At that point, I knew I needed to make a decision.

I know I made the right one…


Post # 16
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Right now we both have bachelor’s degrees, although I actually have two, so we’re even enough.  I know I’ll be going back to school to get my MBA in the next few years, but he’s not sure about it.

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