1st May 2011, 6:02 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Working on a clear blue summer sky, at BuddhaDhammaSangha
He just wants to be seen as important in your eyes as your Honours degree is.
And he's feeling the strain. Because the harder you work, the more he sees you drifting away.
It could be resentment or jealousy, particularly if he himself didn't have a similar level of education, and might feel threatened by your impending success.
he's wondering, will that mean he's not good enough for you any more? Not intellectual enough?
What are you studying?
The second year is always tough, but the third is more stressful yet, Because you may also have to complete a dissertation....
It's hard to make room for loved ones, when your head is full of facts, and mental exertion is just as hard and wearing as physical exertion.
But he can take a break, whereas with you, it's always on your mind.
I understand this, but he may not, because he's got a bit of the old male ego thing going on, and young bucks don't always take too kindly to being side-lined by brain stuff....
How do I know this?
my partner's just completed a 4-year law degree and has his 1st Class honours.
Worth every second?
Absolutely, definitely, indisputably.
Would I do it again?
Not a bat's chance in hell.