Would you quit your job for your spouse?
I only work part time as a teacher, but it is my career. I obviously went to college to do this specific job and I love my job. My husband has a very good job that pays well but he is getting burnt out. He would like to quit his job and open a game store, similar to a games by james and air traffic type store, maybe comic books as well as collector items too. He would eventually like to make it a full blown toy store with nice toys such as mellisa and doug or playmobil type things.
He has been working hard to make a business plan (he is in business and finance now, mainly with IT but he is an executive). The only way his dream will work and we can keep our finances in tact is if I quit my job and run the store so he can keep his high paying job until we see a profit and according to his conservative projections that is several years down the road, if ever. Small businesses do fail.
The pros are Im still near the kids schools, the kids can be at the shop with me, my sister would like to come work with us as well and most of all its my husbands dream. He has wanted this for many years, he has researched and saved in order to do this. The con is I have to give up on my career path, and Ive already given up many years in order to raise kids. This shop may not even work, which is why he doesnt want to give up his job.