14. Discouraging Higher Education or Professional Development
Many couples who get married young eventually decide later that they want to go back to school. If your partner is discouraging you from receiving a higher education, it is often a sign that they feel insecure. Either they are afraid that once you improve yourself, you might think you are “too good” for your spouse. Or, if you begin to make more money, they will no longer have as much control over you.
If your partner is trying to discourage you from going back to school, get down to the core reasons why. Maybe they have a perfectly rational reason for discouraging you, because they disagree with the major you chose. In a case like that, they may truly have your best interests at heart. They support you in moving forward with your life, but they think you can do it a better route. On the other hand, if there is no rational reason why they are trying to stop you, they may just be trying to hold you back.