Does your husband support your decision to work from home?

Shonna - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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So my husband and I were talking latst night and he said I bet you $100 you will not be doing this for more than 2months. So the date is December 7th. He also said that I never finish anything so this wont be any different...I AM going to still be doing this not for him but for myself so that I can continue to be a stay at home mommy, but now also because he has said this!!!! So I guess what I am getting at how do you deal with your spouse if he doesnt support you or if he does how did you get him to have faith in you??

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Tamara - posted on 12/01/2009

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Prove him wrong!!! I have been self employed for about 4 years and my husband has supported me the whole way! Sorry you are going through the doubt with your hubby!

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I don't have any good reply to this other than to prove him wrong. My husband is supportive in my decision to start my own business in an effort to work from home. However, I know in his mind he has a time limit for my "success." I don't let that get me down. If anything it empowers me to do my best just to say "I told you so!" Lol.

The other issue my husband has is the company I've chosen to be an Independent Consultant for. I sell sex toys and other fun things for couples (www.passionxcessories.com). So he doesn't take it "seriously." Lol. But I fun doing it and I'm making money ... what more can anyone ask for?!?!

Emily - posted on 10/12/2009

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My husband had a discussion about this recently. I was doing something or another for my business and he commented on it. I stopped and looked him right in the eyes and said Thank you. A real heartfelt thank you. He was confused and I told him that it was the first time since doing this that I felt like he supported me, and was encouraging me. He told me that he always supported me. I explained that I always felt like he tolerated what I did but didn't exactly encourage it. That little exchange made a big difference. He thought he supported me but I needed to see it in another way. :-) I don't know if this helps ( I have a cold so I am a bit rambly. lol) Good luck to you!

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We found a business we both like. I did Mary Kay and other stuff but he could not go out and promote lipsticks for me. He and I love ACN. It is right up both our alleys and we are excited together. It is tough doing something alone. I was always lucky in that my husband supported all my adventures. I would suggest you work your business but make sure to spend quality time with him and let him know what you are doing and how much it means for you to help the family. I truly wish you the very best and hope your man gets on board with you and your dreams. Show him the money!!!! It takes time but Be patient and persistent in your work, relationships and your business.



All the best to you,



Michelle F.

Sarah - posted on 10/08/2009

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Hi Shonna,



I have been working from home for almost 8 months now and couldn't be happier. I found the best company out there and love what I do. It took me a good 3 months to get going and start making money so my advice for you is to just be patient. It will probably take some time, as anything does, to make money. If you stick with it and do what you're supposed to be doing, you will succeed!! My husband is very supportive of what I'm doing and its so nice to show him my checks because he commends me on the great job I'm doing. I feel like I'm contributing and its a great feeling knowing that I'm taking some of the pressure of of my husband. I'm doing what I love!! I hope that helps, just be patient and he needs to be patient too.



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