I have to move to go to graduate school. I'm in Ohio now. The nearest school with my program is an hour from where I am now, but these programs are so insanely competitive (1/3 of the applicants accepted per year) that there's no guarantee I'll get in. The other schools are in CT, WI, IL, and CA. It is not possible to work for the first 12-18 months of the 3 years, depending on the program. For the rest, it's only possible to work part-time My ex says he'll move to wherever we go (he adores his son) unless he finds a really great job here because he'd be able to give us more child support. If he moves, DS can live with him during the week and I can put some of my stuff in storage and get a studio apartment. That way, I don't end up with overwhelming amounts of debt when it's all said and done. If my ex won't move, I just don't know what I'm going to do. I'm probably going to be on welfare or unemployment as it is (can a single person get welfare?). I just don't know how I'd deal with just me and DS. He'd be in daycare all day long and I wouldn't be able to study in the evenings, I'd have to get a bigger apartment, and I wouldn't be able to homeschool him (which I REALLY want to do). Guess this is just a vent, but if anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated!