Congratulations on your acceptance to NYU, pea-nay! That's fantastic. Everything in this post is so familiar to me (with the exception of getting accepted anywhere this year ). The tensions this decision creates in marriage can be brutal, and my job performance has tanked it over the last two weeks, as well. I hope you'll get funding for the program and maybe another offer. I choose to believe all of this will be worth it. We'll look back and ten years and know that we made the right choices.