Our expert says:
These are not easy times for small businesses. But if one's business dreams are not to be merely a fantasy, one must on an ongoing basis, re-assess how genuinely realistic they are. The situation you describe is not one of a thriving business or one that is ever likely to thrive.
I have seen this quite often, where even very nice people have business dreams far beyond their actual skills and capabilities, and really very much want to see themselves as entrepreneurs, and as business people, and dont want to work for anyone else, even if that would probably be much more satisfying and profitable to work for someone else.
Sometimes their feverish insistance that any moment now the flailing, failing business will start to succeed wonderfully can be almost delusional.
About the unplanned pregnancy, you made an honourable decision in line with your beliefs.
He really does need to face the fact - he's given this a good try and then some, and it has utterly failed, and will not succeed. He has inflicted worries and hardship on you and the child, and is about to make this still worse.
HE DOES NOT HAVE A CAREER ! He has a fantasy, a very expensive one, and he is not the main person paying for it.
Is there anyone he might listen to, to talk some sense into him ? Is it an option for you to stay with your family, or find a cheaper place for yourself and the child / children ?
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