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Anyone else have relationship issues while going to nursing school?

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I found it way too difficult to balance family, work and school when I was a working single parent of teenagers going back to grad school...which is why I'm back in grad school again! My kids are in college and my husband, although he doesn't understand nursing, tries to be supportive and has agreed that I won't work during this time. So right now school is my full-time job, which is a blessing.

BTW, DH is at Guard this weekend so I have had time to catch up on my reading and paperwork. I miss him but on the other hand, it's nice to have quiet time so I can concentrate solely on my classes.

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Ha, revenge is mine!!!!!

In one of my classes, we're supposed to look up health related news articles every week and I found one about decreasing sodium in processed foods. Told the DH that unless the food industry starts to decrease the amount of sodium added to processed foods, we may have to start cutting them out of our diet.

Now, this is a guy who thinks Spam is a nutrient essential for life. He was unimpressed. But now I realize---I can nag him! Why didn't I think of that earlier?????

:lol2:

Pray tell, if I have spent the past thirteen hours on the computer working on stuff for class, why am I hanging out on an online forum when taking a break? Eh, I miss you guys too much.....

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Ha, revenge is mine!!!!!

In one of my classes, we're supposed to look up health related news articles every week and I found one about decreasing sodium in processed foods. Told the DH that unless the food industry starts to decrease the amount of sodium added to processed foods, we may have to start cutting them out of our diet.

Now, this is a guy who thinks Spam is a nutrient essential for life. He was unimpressed. But now I realize---I can nag him! Why didn't I think of that earlier?????

:lol2:

Pray tell, if I have spent the past thirteen hours on the computer working on stuff for class, why am I hanging out on an online forum when taking a break? Eh, I miss you guys too much.....

Well, I'm sure I would miss you too......... if you stayed away more than a few hours at a time. :lol2:

I like SPAM too, but I usually only eat it when I'm in Hawaii. Here is something I bet that your husband would like.

spammusubibanditaflickrcreativecommonssharealike2.0-main_Full.jpg

Mmmmm...... Those look GOOD! Now I'm hungry! But instead of going and getting a snack I'd better get back to helping the DW study. This time I'm getting to learn about soil erosion.

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ha, revenge is mine!!!!!

in one of my classes, we're supposed to look up health related news articles every week and i found one about decreasing sodium in processed foods. told the dh that unless the food industry starts to decrease the amount of sodium added to processed foods, we may have to start cutting them out of our diet.

the thing about buying lower salt food items is . . . . you still have the power to shake the salt shaker. ;)

now, this is a guy who thinks spam is a nutrient essential for life. he was unimpressed. but now i realize---i can nag him! why didn't i think of that earlier?????

blech - can't stand spam.

:lol2:

pray tell, if i have spent the past thirteen hours on the computer working on stuff for class, why am i hanging out on an online forum when taking a break? eh, i miss you guys too much.....

ah - i don't miss those days - at lunch today after graduation my former classmate and i were talking about how relieved we feel at not having to write papers . . ... and then discussed a masters program.:rolleyes:

 

the easy access to the computer while writing papers is a good excuse for checking on allnurses. ;)

 

steph

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well, i'm sure i would miss you too......... if you stayed away more than a few hours at a time. :lol2:

i like spam too, but i usually only eat it when i'm in hawaii. here is something i bet that your husband would like.

spammusubibanditaflickrcreativecommonssharealike2.0-main_full.jpg

mmmmm...... those look good! now i'm hungry! but instead of going and getting a snack i'd better get back to helping the dw study. this time i'm getting to learn about soil erosion.

morbid curiosity makes me ask... what the heck happened (was done to??) the poor hapless spam between when it was slaughtered and when the picture was taken?? enquiring minds want to know.

they look like they're wearing/draped with a mourning sash...

kathy

shar pei mom:paw::paw:

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morbid curiosity makes me ask... what the heck happened (was done to??) the poor hapless spam between when it was slaughtered and when the picture was taken?? enquiring minds want to know.

they look like they're wearing/draped with a mourning sash...

kathy

shar pei mom:paw::paw:

oops! i forgot to mention what that delicious delicacy is called. it's "spam musubi". the spam is on sticky rice and wrapped with seaweed.

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Oops! I forgot to mention what that delicious delicacy is called. It's "Spam Musubi". The Spam is on sticky rice and wrapped with seaweed.

I love sticky rice . . . .and the sea weed is fine . . .but that Spam has to go!!! :down:

steph

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oops! i forgot to mention what that delicious delicacy is called. it's "spam musubi". the spam is on sticky rice and wrapped with seaweed.

sure... i should have recognized the seaweed. my mind just wasn't putting seaweed and s-p-a-m together in the same culinary masterpiece, i guess. now i'm back in nw pa. where seaweed belongs in fish tanks and not on platters.

kathy

shar pei mom:paw::paw:

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There are just too many distractions at my house. I find it worked best to do all my studying at the library, that way, my home was not a place of stress, but of relaxation.

My girlfriend is in Grad. School so we never see each other anymore.

Just stay focused Moog. :)

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There are just too many distractions at my house. I find it worked best to do all my studying at the library, that way, my home was not a place of stress, but of relaxation.

My girlfriend is in Grad. School so we never see each other anymore.

Just stay focused Moog. :)

You reminded me of a conversation I had with my 20 year old daughter who was complaining about the bus system in her college town. The only way to make it out to a night class was to arrive 3 hours early. I told her to use that time to do homework or study. She thought that was silly.

I rode a bus 70 miles to nursing school when she was in 1st grade. My classes didn't last all day long but that bus only came home after the last day class was over (around 4 p.m.). So, I used my time to do homework and study. It helped actually because with three young children, a wacko mom, and a husband at home it was almost impossible for me to study at home. I remember one occasion where I stood over the kitchen sink full of dirty dishes and just cried, thinking there was no way I could do this.

Somehow, I did it. By the grace of God, I did it.

steph

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Yes, and although I don't blame it entirely on graduate school, I got my graduate degree and a divorce the same year. Hubby claimed to be supportive - I even dedicated my thesis to him. But let's face it graduate school takes an enormous amount of time. In my case I also worked full time and had a two year old. When our relationship broke under the stress DH said his image of me was in my bath-robe with a book and highlighter in my hand (dating myself - today it would be a laptop). My point. Sit down with him and address the issue before it gets worse. He is probably very proud of you and wants to be supportive - he just doesn't know what really helps. Good luck.:)

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Moogie..I can relate! I am not even completing my MSN....I am at LPN level..and it is INSANE. I can ONLY imagine. People just don't get it at all..that makes it harder.

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