In his own words: FIRE … “Early retirement sounds amazing, but what if it doesn’t sound amazing to your partner? That makes things a bit challenging, to say the least. The main thing I’d advise to someone newly converted to the ways of Financial Independence, Early Retirement is this: GO SLOW. You have time.”
Taking a trip with someone that absolutely does not want to be there would be a miserable experience for all. This holds true for your journey to FIRE. Getting your spouse on board will not only make the experience more enjoyable, but it’s critical to your long term success. If you’re struggling to convince your spouse about all the virtues of FIRE, definitely check out this post from Cubert.