Prepping With A Reluctant Partner
I'm not even close to being a hero, let alone a super hero, but thanks for the support.
I agree with you! Happiness is a decision, and the happier I am, the happier my wife (and kids) will be. I actually am pretty happy I think. Again, even if I had full blank check support from my wife, I wouldn't be one of those bunker guys. I would just have a well stocked vacation home and a little bit more in the pantry.
There are a couple of variations of the "reluctant partner" that I have encountered that I think are worth being aware of. The first is the "passive/aggressive reluctant partner" who undermines every attempt at living a resilient lifestyle by any means possible – sort of the most toxic possible combination of the three types CM mentioned. The second, and equally dangerous, would be one who has addiction issues. Having experienced both I can tell you that prepping alone and being solely responsible for my own continued existence (and quality thereof) is a far better choice.