So your spouse doesn’t want to homestead, now what? I have a confession today…my husband has zero interest in or desire to homestead. Now don’t get me wrong, he’ll help me with anything I ask him to do, even the stuff he really REALLY doesn’t want to do; but he has no passion for it. I know many of us are in that same boat and it isn’t easy to talk about. So what do you do when your spouse doesn’t want to homestead?
For us, for now, I keep doing my small-scale backyard homesteading. I will keep working on my “vintage skills” and find mentors on anything and everything I can’t do in my current space. I will wait, and yes, I will pray for a change of heart. My husband has already agreed to moving to acreage but it is hard to start that process when both of you aren’t on board for the work involved in a hobby farm. Right? When your spouse doesn’t want to homestead and that is the desire of your heart, it is hard. But let me tell you, change can happen!
You have to remember that it isn’t your job to change your spouse’s or partner’s mind; all you can do is continue to stay passionate. You can keep learning and growing as a homesteader and you may have to accept that this is your thing to work alone. BUT many spouses change their mind along the way too – so never lose hope!
I asked some of my homesteading friends if they had faced this issue of a spouse that doesn’t want to homestead OR they were the spouse that didn’t want to homestead; and how they handled it; for the purpose of giving you some encouragement….