Just because you have deep feelings about an issue doesn’t mean that everyone else in your circle of friends does (even if you think they should). So don’t worry if no one is as fervent about certain things as you are right now. Slow down your excitement and let other people understand what is behind your viewpoint. Only then can they understand why you’re feeling the way you are, and only then can they get interested enough to get involved.
You find it easy to dazzle folks with your zingers and snappy repartee, but be sure to show off your more thoughtful side as well. Turn a conversation into something more meaningful for both of you.
You need to open up completely and express yourself as honestly as you can. You’re in a unique position, and your partner will be able to hear everything you have to say without overreacting.
You’re being your own worst enemy. Complaining and resisting won’t help matters. Changing the way you spend money is an absolute must, so you might as well be open minded about it.