Dating deal killers
Talk to your partner about the benefits of me-time, and emphasize that you still want couple time, too. Couples who have been together for many years sometimes believe that they know everything about their partner. Couples go out together to a restaurant but then don't talk.
Her response was literally "o my god, that should be illegal, only cops should do that". 99% of the time they end up being okay with me carrying, as long as I am "not crazy like my ex who carried a gun" seems to be the norm... i've met women, who in any other situation, would have been perfect. Direct that conversation to all the things that are important to you. Make sure to include all the things that end marriages: Money, children and the rearing of them, infidelity, etc, etc, etc. She wasn't all that gung-ho about herself getting into shooting or carrying but she was willing to learn.
When going for an AK I had to buy two "unless your gonna go without one" same thing with a defensive shotgun and handgun.
If you ask the average person what breaks relationships apart, he or she might say money, lying or cheating. But like death by a thousand paper cuts, there are even more insidious everyday habits that kill relationships too.
"well, then, you just wasted 30 minutes of my life, then, didn't you? I've stopped carrying for the past year or so due to medical reasons and while the divorce is rolling along. Once I am completely comfortable with CCing on a day-to-day basis, I plan on OCing at all times whenever possible (or permitted through work).
I will carry regularly again at some point but probably not for a while. I'd hate to get into a relationship with a woman only to have it fall apart due to an inanimate object. As such, if I am no longer with the aforementioned lovely lady, I don't see myself getting initially involved with anyone who's NOT OC/CC-friendly.
To create a truly happy, healthy relationship, every couple, of every stripe, should take the most overlooked and under-discussed relationship killers to heart. Among unhappy couples, more people (11.5 percent) point to a lack of privacy or time for themselves as the reason for unhappiness than they do to their sex lives (6 percent).