(Closed) Not another IL rant but…

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom usually does this to me too. No matter what, she will always try to talk you out of it, or tell you why it won’t work, or make you think of alternatives. It drives me nuts, and I have basically stopped sharing many plans with her before they happen.

The worst way to think of this is that they are trying to keep you from changing or moving ahead,p. The best possible way is that they want him to see both sides, to play devil’s advocate so he goes into this with his eyes open. I know it sucks that his excitement is a bit deflated, but hopefully he will try to make a positive change and see it is for the best!

Post # 4
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

**I have to say that when I read the title of this thread I thought you were going to be ranting about the state of Illinois…and all I could think of was ‘how many threads ranting about Illinois are there?’ Annnnd then I realized what it stood for and had to do a total facepalm.**


Anywho, it always sucks when your support system rains on your parade. I can see that they be scared for him that he may not do as well as he is hoping to, but its a gamble like everything in life. I think the best you can do is stay positive for both of you and let him know that you respect him so much more that he is taking a big leap to help provide a better life for the both of you. I wish him the best of luck! If done well, real estate can make lots of money!!

Post # 5
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

My Fiance recently sent me an email with a list of all the people who became really successful in their lives and met opposition beforehand.  No risk, no reward.  It’s a risky business, but he has to do something different if he wants to turn his life around. 

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