Partner Motivation

Discussion in 'Investor Psychology & Mindset' started by MudHoney, 3rd May, 2017.

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  1. MudHoney

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    Have any other members found their partners don't share their zest for, or even interest in property investment? Has this hampered your property investment journey in any way?

    Personally, my partner doesn't share my interest, but is happy to let me make the big decisions on that front, which is great, but I sometimes feel like I am missing out on having that shared passion and goal.
     
  2. Depreciator

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    Many, many people have partners who aren't into property investment. Mine isn't, but like yours she is happy to go a long with whatever I suggest, which is perfect. I have PropertyChat if I need to talk to people about property. The people I feel sorry for are the ones whose partners are like a constant handbrake on their endeavours. That would wear me down.
     
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  3. MudHoney

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    One of the many reasons I joined the forum today @Depreciator !
     
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  4. Luckycharm

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    I find it works well for my boyfriend to 'lack zest' on property. It forces me to be very disciplined with the where and the what to buy.

    A simple rule Ive adopted to keep life happy at home is the 'two yesses one no' rule. Buying property requires two yesses. Not buying only takes one no.

    I get his yes with a strong business case and analysis and contingency planning (yawn).
     
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  5. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Same here. In theory it means I'm more cautious with what is actually bought....
     
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  6. Luckycharm

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    Fellow analyst :)
     
  7. Xenia

    Xenia Well-Known Member

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    Allow your partner to just be a partner. They don't have to share enthusiasm but it's up to you to be grown enough to not let them stop you from doing what you need to do.
     
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  8. MTR

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    Ditto
    Good advice
     
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  9. Ross Forrester

    Ross Forrester Well-Known Member

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    You are a couple.

    Ask as a couple - what do I want from life? Will I achieve it? If no, what do I need to change to get there?

    If your partner is dead against it you need to talk through the reasons why and pay respect. You love them.

    Every marriage involves compromise. What
    Is each party wanting to compromise on.

    It might be that you have to let go.
     
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  10. Ace in the Hole

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    My wife just signs the loan documents, that's about the extent of her involvement.
    Apart from that she has no idea about property.
    Too many cooks is no good.