For medical and pre-medical students: If you have a significant other who currently has a job (a decent/good job, non-physician) and will have a job while you are in medical school, what is your financial arrangement? I'm wondering, I guess, because of my current situation. I don't want to disclose much except that he has just graduated with a master's in mechanical engineering and will probably find a job before I start medical school in the fall. He's extremely supportive of my career goals and understands that I will need to study/work long hours. So basically my question is: If you're in a relationship with someone to whom you are not engaged/married, what is your financial arrangement? Will s/he help you pay bills? Or are you remaining entirely financially separate? I'm more interested in what other people are doing than any advice on my own situation. 6 months is a long time from now, and we'll probably have a better idea of what we both want at that point. Lots of things could change. I certainly don't want to ask him for any financial help unless he freely offers it. But I am kind of curious as to what the rest of you are doing. (P.S. Obviously the situation will change if I get engaged to him or something. But for the time being, we're not engaged and I'm not sure either of us is ready to take that step before I enter medical school. It's entirely possible that we might end up engaged, though.) OK, long post. Thoughts?