I am in school and I live at home. My family situation is very unhappy due to emotional abuse. I am graduating school debt free. As soon as I can get a job I will move out because I can't stand it anymore.
But I hate my field and I'm finishing the degree because I have a big scholarship and I need it. Since it isn't costing me a lot maybe I can get a second degree after, that is my dream. But I also need to make enough money to support myself living out of the home.
I want to get married so badly. Mostly because I want to find the right person and I'm scared of being alone forever and I'm only getting older. But I can't deny that if I got married i won't have to worry how I am going to pay rent alone. We can share expenses and maybe going to school and working part time will be easier if I have a husband. I don't expect him to give me a free ride but this would make it easier for me. That way I can save up for school more if we get a cheap place or I can enroll in school while he works ( would only be a year or two of school) and then I can work also.
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Well, paying the rent and getting married are two different issues.
I know many people who made it on their own for many years before they got married. I think you're going to be financially OK without a spouse. It's great you're graduating debt free. That's a huge help.
Now, as for wanting a husband because you want him to make you happy and vice versa, that's a good thing. In fact, that's a great thing! If you decide to marry because you love a man, and he makes you happy, and you will grow and learn from each other, I'd say those are all the right reasons. If it helps you finish graduate school faster, that's even better. Good luck!
By the way, when you're over 40, you can't read words like "I'm only getting older..." from a twenty-something and not laugh.1