(Closed) Will you be married and still a student?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m graduating with my Master’s this Spring. We’re getting married in the summer. FI has one more year of his Master’s program. So he’ll be a student when we get married. I’m thinking of getting another Master’s…and playing around with the idea of PhD, and Fiance is thinking about more school, too, so yes, at some point again, we’ll be students…

Post # 48
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I will be getting married during the summer before medical school or the summer before that (summer before senior year), depending on how fast we san save the money for the wedding. I would love to get married during school breaks, but the hnoeymoon would feel too rushed. Summer break is long enough to have a little while to ourselves before school gets hectic.

Post # 49
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@vmec:

 

I feel that way too, while in class I realize it when all the juniors gather and kid around. I’ll be thinking “what a difference a couple of years make!”

Post # 50
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3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I got married at the end of my first semester of senior year. I still had an entire senior project/performance (basically, a giant research project culminating in a portfolio and 25-minute lecture) to take care of, and Darling Husband was SO supportive every step of the way. 

Post # 51
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When we got married, I still had an entire year of law school left plus the bar exam.  Probably half my class is married or engaged now, and 4 girls in my class that I know of, including me, got married last summer.  Since we’ve been married, I’ve discovered that I can also finish a masters degree in tax (yep, I like tax law), by taking just three extra classes the fall semester after I graduate with my law degree.  So I won’t be completely done with school until December 2012.  Now, my husband wasn’t particularly thrilled with the idea that I’m not going to be completely done in May as planned, but he agrees that it would be silly not to get the masters since it’s only 3 more classes.  I’ll be graduating in May as planned, take the bar in July as planned, and start job hunting as planned.  I’ll just also go back part time for one last semester.

As for not seeing each other, yeah it sucks.  I have night classes 4 nights a week.  Three nights I don’t get home until about 10:30pm (45 minute commute to school).  But we still have that hour or so at night, and I get up with him in the morning before he leaves for work.  Also, now that we’re married and living together, we see each other more than when I was in school and we weren’t married!  I also make a point to get as much schoolwork done during the week and days so we have those nights and weekends free.  It’s all bearable because you know that when youre done, your lives will be improved!  Right now we’re living off one salary. Once I graduate, we’ll probably have twice as much income. 

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Darling Husband and I got married in September and we are both students. I am a senior at a big ten art school and he is a pursuing a second degree at the same university. We just decided that we would get married in 2011 graduated or not. Things are tight and little stressful right now, but we planned to be married all along and just worked hard for what we wanted.

Post # 53
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Blushing bee

I’ll still be in graduate school for a few years (I’m working full time and taking my master courses a little bit slow) So yes, but in a very non traditional way.

Post # 54
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2649 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

When Fiance and I get  married he will have just finished his doctorate, and I will have 1 year left for mine.  We have planned it that way so we don’t have to pay the fee for getting all of my certifications/publications transfered over in  to my married name. There are some hefty fees for that….

Post # 55
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

aw OP…my mom is a nurse and went to school to finish her BSN when I was a little girl, and I have always looked at nursing as one of the hardest, yet under appreciated jobs/degrees. It is so hard!! Good for you for going to counseling to handle the stress, I hope it is helping!

I am not in school now, but I will be going back after we get married. I have not yet determined a timeline for this, but it will be at somepoint within the first year after our wedding. I’m going to go full time, and work an odd job or two to help out with some bills. I just didn’t want to go back while working because my program is not part time and I have to have health insurance. I look forward to being in school while married, because it will be a welcome break from my job now and I can hopefully get a new job later on that will pay more so we can do more of what we want.

Post # 56
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am leaning towards getting my masters right now so yes- I will start my masters program after we are married.

I took a year off and I definitely think it was the right move but I’m ready to further my education.

Post # 57
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13563 posts
Honey Beekeeper

It was really important for us to finish our education before getting married, which meant that we were engaged for 2.5 years and were together for a little over 6 years by the time get got married because I have a master’s degree.

My husband is a teacher, so he’ll need to get a master’s degree at some point within the next 10 years, so I guess at some point, though, he’ll be a student while we’re married.

Post # 58
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219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We’re getting married in December but I won’t graduate until May of 2013. It’s not gonna be easy, but we can do it! Fiance is really supportive 🙂 (I work full time as well as go to school full time too so it’s a little crazy lol)

Post # 59
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We’ll be getting married while still in school.  I’m getting my Masters in Education to become a high school teacher and he’s getting his MD.  I just started my first of two years, he’s in his third of four years.  We’re graduating June 2013, getting married May 2013, just a couple of weeks before graduation.  It would be nice if we could wait until after graduation to get married, but he starts residency so we may have to move.  Ah the stress!

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@amidette: I am in a similar predicament. Though I’m not a nursing major, Darling Husband and I are still in school. We are stretching it out, because we don’t want to go into debt, and our relationship and our financial standing are more important than education. (Education is still important though!)

Let me tell you something. I told my parents over a year ago that we didn’t want to wait to get married. They really really REALLY didn’t like that. But you know what? They got over it, and had a blast at the wedding. Now, they don’t even bring it up. So no worries, just do what you feel you need to do. Everything will work out 🙂

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