Yes, it is possible that they may get upset. But is that worse than your marriage slowly crumbling?
Worse than the eventual divorce you may be faced with? When a spouse is concerned about taking this course it usually comes down to one of two things:
-Either they’re upset because money is so tight that the price of this course is going to do serious damage (unlikely)
-Or they see it as a sign that you are still clinging to the relationship even after they have told you they want out (more likely)
Clinging to the relationship sometimes upsets the spouse that is getting ready to leave. In some ways it invalidates that desire, makes it seem as though their opinion doesn’t matter.
This is easily sidestepped. All you need to do is reframe your efforts as something you need to do for yourself, downplay the negative impact it will have on them, and attempt to address any concern they may have with the purchase.
With the small price of this course though, this is unlikely to be a big issue in many situations. If it is, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we would be glad to give further suggestions in navigating this matter.