Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
I randomly asked these questions after hearing from my friends about their mothers being left in a financial nightmare after their husbands cheated and or left them for someone else. Broken marriages and domestic violence are constantly played out in movies, books, and television shows. It is naive to think as a woman, "I am immune to those experiences." Reality is fifty percent of marriages end in divorce today. One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
It scares me to know my mother is completely dependent on my father. Her situation is rare. Being happily in love with my father for over forty years is not common. If he were to ever leave her, die expectantly, or abuse her; she would be in a financial nightmare.
I never want to be financially dependent on a man. Not only am I going to graduate school to become financially secure for myself, but also for my mother. Times are changing and it is time for more women to become more financially dependent through becoming more educated to break the cycle of depending on men.
Leah from Pennsylvania
New England Law | Boston