Is anyone considering “leaving” their family during law school? The school I hope to attend is 1.5 hours away. My wife has a great job (although it is still going to be difficult without my pay to make ends meet). We have discussed commuting, dorms, apartments...etc.
We have also discussed her trying to get a new job in the new location but we both agree…that is highly unlikely (we would be coming from a major metropolitan city to a very small college town).
We also have a 2yr old to consider. This is going to be a rough time for all of us but we agree it will definitely pay off in the end. If I move and she stays, I will be coming up every weekend I can. If I commute, it sure will be a waste of 3hrs time. I would get home, study, go to bed, and then commute back and start all over again. Is it worth the commute time just to sleep at home? In addition, the commute is strictly by car, there is no other transportation (i.e. train) to the city.
Is any one else considering this type of transition?