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Full time work and school, becoming overwhelmed.

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    avatarJackie
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    I’m currently working a full time job while living with my boyfriend. He has a full time job as well. I’ve recently started going back to night school to become a dental assistant. This school meets three times a week in class and there is a separate online portion done. I thought I would be about to juggle school and work, but its become to much. The schoolwork, tests, homework and studying have taken up all my free time and that’s on a good week! I’ve been so stressed I’ve started crying every morning, which I don’t think is healthy. I’ve talked this over with my boyfriend and he suggested I take a part time job so I have more time for school. But the thing is I feel so guilty since I won’t be able to work full time. I really though I could do it all, I feel like such a quitter. I don’t know what I should do?

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    avatarFyodor
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    You should take a part time job if you guys are able to swing it financially. Partners routinely carry different parts of the financial load when one is in school. It’s not like you are staying home to play video games-this is an investment in your collective financial future. If your boyfriend needed to work part time to go to school and needed you to carry more of the load for a year or two, would you want him to feel guilty?

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    avatarHelen
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    What fyodor said. That’s the benefit of having a partner. They help you carry the load. Go part time. He benefits when you graduate and earn a higher income

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    Kate B.Kate B.
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    Work part-time. No one can do it all, all the time. Human beings have limits and working full-time and going to school full-time is very stressful. Crying every morning is not healthy, you are right. I’m sure your boyfriend doesn’t like to see you crying, either. You’re putting too much pressure on yourself.

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    avatarJackie
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    Thank you so much for putting everything in perspective everyone! You’ve given great advice! 🙂

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