Greeting from Atlanta! My lovely wife works in the Health Insurance buisiness, and has been in the 'financial' sector for 13 years..Recently, while listening to Glenn Beck I asked her opinionon the possibilities of full scale SHTF here in the USA. We have a goodly amount of $$ saved up in our 401K's, Roth Ira and a small savings account. I asked her if we should curb our depositsinto these things, to put more in savings to hedge against the falling dollar. Her response was that 'Glenn Beck is paranoid' and I shouldn't let him get me 'all worked up'. She even sent me thislink to an economist that doesn't think our economy will melt down:http://dailycapitalist.com/2010/09/30/will-we-have-hyperinflation-in-america/
What do you do to prepare if your spouse does not believe that were in for tough times? I love my wife, and I'm not going to leave her or my son. But did you know of anyone down there that blindlyignored the warning signs after being told to prepare, and what happened? Did your wife buy into the 'preparedness' scenario right away? In my area of Atlanta, we have seen a BIG increase of violent home invasions, yet she wont go to the range with me to learn how to shoot out pistol. http://wsbradio.com/localnews/2010/12/atlanta-cops-fan-out-near-gran.html What to do?
Thanks and be safe
Hi Evan, of course, if you don’t take action now don’t expect miracles in the future. As the economy gets worse you’ll suffer the consequences for not preparing. If the economy collapses, yes, people have lost their homes, saw their money devaluate to nothing. There’s people that lost everything. Lost their jobs, lost their savings, sold what they had to survive afterwards and then had nothing, no place to live in and no income.
What do you do to prepare if your spouse does not believe that we’re in for tough times? You prepare anyway. You do what you believe is your duty as a father and husband. Stocking up on food (go for a year’s worth if you can afford it) , storing water, putting some money aside every month, both cash and precious metals. Can you protect your family?
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People that blindly ignore the obvious? Yes, not good. My neighbor, she sure doesn’t have guns in her house, you could say it’s a “gun free zone”. They suffered several home invasion and her daughters were raped. Bad things happen. With a bit of luck, it just doesn’t happen to you, but these things happen every day. The difference is that with more crime luck runs out fast.
“In my area of Atlanta, we have seen a BIG increase of violent home invasions, yet she wont go to the range with me to learn how to shoot out pistol. http://wsbradio.com/localnews/2010/12/atlanta-cops-fan-out-near-gran.html What to do?”
You can show here these type of news every time it happens in your area. Eventually sit down with her and have a serious conversation. People that suffer home invasions are left with a feeling of fear that stays with them a long time. They feel violated, unsafe. Lets not even talk about what happens when these animals torture, kill and rape. They might as well shoot you in the head, your life is ruined. You have a pistol and go to the range so I believe you already made up your mind about how to deal with such a violent encounter. Your wife needs to at least know how to safely handle a firearm if she has to defend herself.
A marriage is also a society. Sometimes you have to do things you don’t particularly enjoy, but you do it anyway because you understand the other person’s concern.
You seem to be doing things right. Have a conversation with her and explain her what concerns you. I’m sure that while not completely on board, she’ll understand. My wife isn’t particularly fond of guns. Soon after we got married I explained to her how to use my Glock 31. She said ok but that she wasn’t going to use it anyway. A few days later I came back home and found my Glock on the kitchen table. Someone had made noise, shook the street door, probably tried to open it so she quickly grabbed the gun. What if that happened to your wife? Most doors, specially in USA, they can be kicked down VERY easily.
Take care and good luck, hope your wife understands these concerns,