How to help push the ex-wife into getting her CFP

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    Question How to help push the ex-wife into getting her CFP

    I'm still good friends with my ex-wife and tonight when I dropped my daughter off I had my NRA hat on which she took notice of. She knew I had taken the class and I showed her my NRA card which prompted her to ask me if I ever completed it. I pulled up my shirt to expose my Glock 27 to her. She had no clue till tonight I carried. Her first response was funny. She said, you are not mad at me are you. We both laughed and she knows I'm not.

    Well she then told me her mother was a member of the NRA at one time, which I never knew and had won the Golden Bull's-eye Award. Sadly her mother recently passed away so I cannot ask her about it but the ex-wife also informed me she had meet Mary's father at the event. Thought that was kind of cool because this was stuff I never knew.

    Well she said she would like to get her own CFP and this made me happy. She is ex-military so she does know how to handle a firearm but I don't know how to encourage her to take the class. I don't want to nag her about it but I also know her well enough she will have to be pushed a tad to get enrolled in the class.

    So any advice you folks can offer would be great. Would be nice knowing she is armed and able to protect herself as well as our daughter.

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    Well, she does have a responsibility to be able to protect your daughter when she's with her...why not buy her a class and give her the class certificate as a gift to protect the daughter...let the instructor do the rest.
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    Soon as she said she would like to get her own CFP, you should have offered up right there..."I can give you the name and number of the training course. Would you like that?"

    Then the ball is in her court. Yes or No
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    Well, she does have a responsibility to be able to protect your daughter when she's with her...why not buy her a class and give her the class certificate as a gift to protect the daughter...let the instructor do the rest.
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    I had to laugh at the title... pushing women to do anything is always a bad idea!

    Honestly, don't beat the thing to death but occasionally share with her your experiences regarding carrying. It's something that already has her interest so just provide positive info from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    I had to laugh at the title... pushing women to do anything is always a bad idea!

    Honestly, don't beat the thing to death but occasionally share with her your experiences regarding carrying. It's something that already has her interest so just provide positive info from time to time.
    LOL! And an ex-wife at that! We each take care of our own in one way or another..........thing is responsibility for oneself begins somewhere, and you can only light the wick of the candle. You're not responsible for the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    LOL! And an ex-wife at that! We each take care of our own in one way or another..........thing is responsibility for oneself begins somewhere, and you can only light the wick of the candle. You're not responsible for the wind.
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    I'm fairly certain I don't want my ex-wife armed, unless of course she moves to the opposite side of the country!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Well, she does have a responsibility to be able to protect your daughter when she's with her...why not buy her a class and give her the class certificate as a gift to protect the daughter...let the instructor do the rest.
    +1 That what happened to me. My dad paid for the class and told me when to show up.
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    I don't think you can convince someone to get it. I think it has to be their decision.

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    Offer to pay for it and offer to take it with her if she would like. You know her better than any of us do, but I would avoid 'pushing" her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoWeBePart1 View Post
    I don't want to nag her about it but I also know her well enough she will have to be pushed a tad to get enrolled in the class.

    So any advice you folks can offer would be great. Would be nice knowing she is armed and able to protect herself as well as our daughter.
    You answered your own question. Approach it just like that - it's for y'all's safety. Offer to go with her. Offer to pay for the class. Take her to the range to practice. Make it FUN. Shoot soda cans or something. Get the "zombie" targets rather than the B-27 outline. "Have you thought about which class you're going to take?" is much better than "Why haven't you signed up the the class yet?" "When you start carrying, you'll feel much safer. "Treat it as a done deal, awaiting only her action on it.

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    I payed for My Wife's and Step-father class and sat through the class with them. That worked well for me. and it only took 9 months to plan.
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    Arming my ex wife...hum...put that on my list of things NOT to do!!! EVER!!!!!!
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    Arming an ex wife! Not a good idea! My ex stole one of my pistols and one night I was staring down the muzzle of it and it was loaded!
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