How much do you push your significant other to better her financial situation?
My gf and I have Been going out for 5 years now and we’re expanding our family from 3 to 4. We talk about getting a house but with her current salary, I dont Know if we can ever afford it.
I try and push her, but honestly, I dont Want to feel like her dad. When I ask...are you doing anything tonight? She almost always responds with, “do you want me to apply for jobs?”...it’s like, no? I mean Shouldn’t you want to better yourself? Shouldn’t she be the one that wants to apply for jobs?
This has been going on for awhile now. I’ve tried to be supportive and understanding. I understand Leaving a job you’ve been at for 12 years is tough. I even Search with and without her to try and find something she’d like.
Seems like every few months I always Give this big motivational type speech and she agrees she needs to get out of her dead end job, she’ll apply for jobs for like a week, get discouraged when nothing comes of it and stop applying for months.
Shes super smart too. Got a Bachelors in Biology and a Masters in Education. She doesn’t want to teach anymore and I’m fine with that. But I dont Think she knows exactly what she wants to do.
Idk any advice?