(Closed) Whirlwind of emotions

posted 4 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
Member
715 posts
Busy bee

@Kat_Kit2000:  I wouldn’t officially move in. I regret moving imy with my SO so soon. It’s great now but it went from the honeymoon period to house work etc! Just this evening I got a informative chat about how to use the water boiler, I said to SO ” wow this really turns me on  you know”……not!!”

you have a lot going on with school and I’m 30 and still go home to my parents every second weekend! some ppl think its sad but I love my family and I want to make sure I never feel guilty for not spending enough time with my patents!

just play it by ear and when you feel like having a sleep over have one! And if you’d rather spend time with your family than you won’t feel bad either!

Post # 4
Member
12257 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

What bills of yours is your family paying? I’m assuming gas and food…

When I started staying Friday though Monday with DH, he never asked me to contribute to his grocery bill!

Can you find something to pay for gas? Maybe pick up a Saturday shift waitressing?

Post # 5
Member
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Kat_Kit2000:  Yeah I think you should just stick at your parents for now and perhaps think about continuing with the idea of easing your way into being with SO more, and just get a taster of what the better option is while you’re finishing grad school.

Post # 7
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’m in a similar position to you. I’m still in school and rely almost completely on my parents to pay my tuition, books, cell phone, food etc. I felt (and still do feel) completely helpless. I have a part-time lab position, but I make only a little above minimum wage and can’t work too many hours due to my courseload, so my paycheck is negligible. I am so grateful to my parents for their generosity for lending me this money, but it’s to the point now I wish I had taken loans from the government instead. I do now live with my SO, but since he is in grad school as well his income is fairly limited. My SO and I do have a joint bank account and I end up spending quite a bit of his money for living expenses, but my parents still give me significant amounts of money to make ends meet. It’s not a great feeling that I’m dependent on so many different people in the process of getting my degrees 🙁 It’s not like I’m buying lots of extra stuff or anything extravagant, but everything seems to add up very, very quickly. I don’t have any advice for you, but just wanted to let you know others can commiserate. 

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