My boyfriend's a teacher and I'm a lawyer. Both of us feel (and maybe this is self serving on my part) that part of how I'm giving to the community is by bearing the greater load of our joint expenses (we don't live together or anything, but all the entertainment budget comes out of my pocket). So, as well as being emotionally supportive of him, I'm helping him financially to be able to do this job that is in fact quite worthy. No one should have to make it all on their own. Though I wish sometimes that I had someone to lean on, it makes me feel good to know that I'm helping him out.
~ ~ ~ All meetings end in separation All acquisition ends in dispersion All life ends in death - The Buddha