I left my job as a banker 2 years ago and went into insurance. As a start, I do not have a stable income and could not contribute to the family expenses. My wife is not supportive of my decision. She is only earning 3k a month and we have been relying on her salary to pay for bills and expenses for the past 2 years.
Due to covid, i am facing a lot of challenges at work (still an insurance newbie… need to find prospects… couldn’t meet clients etc) and instead of being understanding, she kept complaining about me not bringing money home.
She told me many times that she is struggling with the amount of money left for herself and that I should be doing my job too and not let her be the sole contributor of income in the family.
“It is ok if you want to sell insurance.. but what if forever no sales how? You need to learn when to give up. Maybe you should try to do some part-time jobs? Like food deliveries? Our priority now is to bring money back! We have a son to feed!”
She wants me to give her a deadline? Like how? I am trying to meet people! Instead of encouraging me, she kept using words like “useless” “impractical” “childish” on me.
I started confiding in an ex-classmate, who is also one of my insurance prospects. I told her about my wife not being understanding etc and she is really the complete opposite. Nah, We are just purely friends… she is not my type. I just wonder why cant my wife be like her?
I have zoom meetings and training almost every day and those meetings are very mentally draining. She scolds me when I nap and leave the son to her. She said that if I cannot contribute financially, i should be helping her with the kid.
Am i really not practical? Advice please.
PS: sorry my english not good. Pardon my grammar mistakes