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

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 212
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have my Master and Bachelor degrees from a very prestigious school, and my fiance has a high school diploma. It’s a pretty wide gap, but neither of us really notice it. It helps that he has a very good job as a manager at a well-known software company. I think my fiance is uncommonly intelligent- we simply have very different skill sets.

Post # 213
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Woodwinds

Yes we have a gap.  I have a Masters and am a certfied teacher and he dropped out of high school in his sophmore year and has been working ever since. Guess what?  We make the same amount. But not for long 🙂

Post # 214
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I have an AA degree and my Fiance has no degree at all. BUT he has a higher IQ than me and makes 50K more than me a year.

Post # 215
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I guess you could say that we have a traditional, formal education gap. He has a BA and I have not finished mine (no plans to finish it anytime soon). However, I have a ton of business, professional and life experience that he does not. For example, I own a corporation and run a successful (most of the time, lol) consulting firm. I have taught seminars ascross the country about the type of work I do. I have a professional license in an unrelated field (cosmetology) that I’ve had for almost 17 years. I have taught myself how to do many, many things and about many subjects and can run circles around him on most issues.

Therefore, I don’t think we have an educational gap at all. Not even a little!

Post # 216
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My SO has his high school diploma and I’ve got my masters…so a bit of a gap 🙂 

Post # 217
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have my master’s. FH has an associate degree.

Post # 218
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

me: masters soon to be phd. fiance: no college. Doesnt bother me or him a bit!

Post # 219
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Bumble bee

My BF and I are unmatched. I have a BA in Liberal Arts, a ADN RN, and am working on my masters in nursing education.

my SO doesn’t have any higher education but he’s somehow moved up as a prodigy in the casino world and is assistant Groomsmen of a fancy casino here, at age 31.

When it comes to things like that, he’s actually further along in his career without a degree than I am with!

Post # 220
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have just started a BA and SO has a BSc in maths and computer science. 

Post # 221
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We have a gap.  I have a BA, he has a JD.  I want to get a MFA in the future, but not for the sake of closing the “gap”, I just genuinely want to study my craft more, but I didn’t want to do it right out of undergrad because a) I wanted to pay off the debt from the first degree before piling on another another and b) I wanted to move in with DH-then-BF and get engaged (we had agreed to put off engagement until we were both done with school).  The only part of our relationship that is changed from it is that we make decisions on where to live based mostly on his career instead of mine, because he makes more than me and has potential to move up and make more so long as he sticks to a path, whereas I can meander around and develop my own path without needing to be/work in certain places.

Post # 222
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Bumble bee

Currently- no. But in the future we will. I’m still in junior college and am transferring to university in January. He got accepted to UCLA to transfer about 7 years ago but ended up not going. I also plan on getting a graduate degree after my bachelors is done. It’s hard to figure out what his long term career plans are when his education ended so early.

Post # 223
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@MrsPanda99:  I have a MA and a specialist certificate (65 credit grad program). Fiance went to a trade school. I’m smarter than him in some areas, and he’s way smarter than me in others.

While there’s a gap in education, there’s definitely not a gap in interesting/stimulating/thoughtful conversations.

Post # 224
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

DH and I both have graduate degrees.

Post # 225
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

When we got married 4 years ago, we were equally matched (both B.A.’s)

Now, I have my Master’s, and will get my doctorate in two years.

Doesn’t bother DH at all, as he plans to be a stay-at-home dad once we have kids.

Post # 226
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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@MrsEdamame:  That’s awesome! My Fiance has a doctorate but has recently surprised me saying he might want to be a stay-at-home dad. I’m very much a feminist but never thought that was something he’d want. I would love such an arrangement. So cool that you’re going to do that!

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