Pragmatic Minimalism 1

A minimalist or frugal lifestyle can seem harder to achieve if you have spouse who is less extreme than you in your goals.

For a long time I have felt as though I was somehow unable to live as simply as I would like because my spouse would not be happy living such a lifestyle, but I ignored many simple changes I could make immediately without involving anyone else.

There is no reason this should prevent you from changing your own behaviours.