peppermint wrote:Guys, since we're real talking here, can I ask y'all something? For those of you in relationships, what do you say to your SO if he/she isn't fully agreeable to you going to law school and/or postponing/retaking the LSAT?
My husband was super supportive about me retaking the LSAT and actually encouraged me to do it. My family didn't really understand why I didn't want to settle for a score below 170, so I totally understand where other posters are coming from about that.
As for actually choosing a school, my SO wants the best for me but he is really debt-averse and doesn't understand the law school world. I've been trying to get him used to the idea of taking out loans. I created an online folder with resources for my fam and SO so everyone could understand why certain schools have higher employment scores, how much it costs, etc. I think that's been somewhat helpful.
I can see it from a SO's point of view - it would be frustrating if my SO were constantly studying and I didn't feel like I was getting enough time. So maybe that's the real reason the SO is being supportive?? And then I would probably try to make a greater effort to still spend time together outside of the LSAT. If I weren't yet married, I would probably be a lot more resistant if my SO didn't want to go to the same school and wasn't supportive. I guess it also depends on whether you're able to compromise or not, based on your own career goals and how possible it will be to reach them from a different school.
Relationships. All about balance, but damn, they can be hard.