Originally Posted by Magdlyn
BTW, I do not think the wife is "shirking responsibility." Her going away to school was a mutually agreed upon decision. I am sure she had plenty of child care duties while DJ was deployed in the military. Now she has a responsibility to get an advanced degree. She's not just off lying on a beach somewhere. She is working hard.
I said that I would not do it. Personally, it would feel like I was shirking responsibility. Bit of projection. Sorry, OP. It would make me feel bad. I am happy she is furthering her education. I would have chosen to do it another way like via hybrid or distance learning. Just my choice and my way of doing things. It is no reflection of the OP. I do hope she completes her degree and that she is able to advance in her chosen career path. There is nothing wrong with what she is doing, but I am sure her child misses her.