Oh well... irrelevant now.
Well, either the offer wasnt accepted or you broke up....either way.
You need to stop and think about all the past and see if there has been a pattern of manipulation with him.
Personally, I dont feel that you are not compromising at all. I think that your concerns are very legitimate and for him to purposely place you into a situation that he KNOWS that you are not comfortable with in the first place.
We say this ALL the time in the forum....
Listen to his Actions, not his Words!...he's showing you who he is.
But he is a lot more spontaneous and is comfortable winging it and Living in the moment. As for what happens down the road - well you can just figure it out then - no big whoop. You'll cross that bridge when you come to it.
Problem is - he will see your thinking as limiting his options, "raining on his parade" and controlling, or worse - not supportive, and even insulting of his intelligence.
And your frustration will build because he is undermining the plans you have patiently laid. And predictably, you can foresee being hamstrung as to those future plans because when it comes time to cross the bridge - it hasn't been built.
I don't know how compatible the two styles are - but I imagine resentment will build rapidly on both sides, when and if finances are mingled.
[This message edited by Take2 at 1:12 PM, June 28th (Friday)]
This is very true!!! I am a big planner and he is kind of a planner but not nearly as much as me. I've talked to him several times about how much I have a need to plan even if the plan is going to change in the future. Having things just sit out there "in space" is an uncomfortable thing for me. In the past our styles have been complementary because he loved delegating all the planning to me. But you are right where the style clash comes out here plus I also feel it was not a good financial decision (setting us up to sell 2 houses over 1 in a short period of time) and being an accountant that is also a problem. He is really smart and generally good with money so this decision just didn't make sense to me
It doesn't matter now because he has made his decision and it is out of my hands. He is supposed to come over tonight and I have no idea if he will or won't. It's a weird feeling. I am strangely calm and willing to accept whatever outcome because honestly I'm tired and discouraged.
I agree he sounds like a passive guy, willing to give you the reins, and then he surprises you with his selfishness when he suddenly does take them back. And then you feel tired, after all the planning you've done to not have your needs considered.
Take a step back and really watch this dynamic. Does he take your needs into consideration with smaller plans? Or does he let you do all the work? Do you feel taken care of?
I was married to a passive man, and this sounds familiar. It's exhausting.
I agree with Innnerlight that you really need to watch to see if you are considered - not only in his spontaneous grand plans but in the little things. Does he plan for say your birthday? Does he consider what you'd like to do or just what he thinks would be cool...? That kind of thing.
The other house had a contingency on it which would allow him to get out anyway and so if the offer IS accepted on #2 he will be ok.
The second property isn't just something for me but it truly is a great property for HIM and something that he will love - with or without me. So, I hope for his sake that he gets it.