Hurray.....Finally I could do it.I could get my husband get out of this Amway which is taking out most of our time and money.Thankyou Anna for the info and the stories.Your site made me work faster to get my husband out of amway.I could relate to most of the stuff that a wife of amway IBO experiences.
Here goes my story.We came to US about 5 years back and the first month we landed in US my husband is approched by some ex collegue whom he used to work with back in India.He had great respect for that guy so he signed up.We never questioned them for anything and strictly followed what hey suggested.
2 years in the biz we are at 300PV.Still we didnt have any complains and were going to all the associations and doing all the 9 core steps.The problem started when my husband lost job for few months.We couldnot attend the meetings,couldnot do the PV as directed by them.They started pressurizing us and we said we wanted to take a break as I was pregnant by that time and couldn't handle that pressure.
The stepped back for a while and once my husband got the job it all started again.By this time I lost belief and the trust on our upline.Since my husband still has hope in this biz I joined him.After all he is working so hard to provide a better life for our family.
2 years passed by and momentum kicked in and we are at 1500pv.We fairly got good money but we are not even at the breakeven point.We bought a new car at his point and my uplines are very upset about it and in the next meeting the topic is how we shouldnot buy any fancy stuff or new things and that we should believe in delayed gratification.That didnt bother us because buying a car is not a crime or waste of money.So we took it lite.
We started working much harder and by the time we build our second leg our first leg completely fade away.Again we are at 300pv.
I completely lost hope and didnt want to continue in it any longer.We worked so hard for 5 years and we are still at the 300pv.This didn't make sense to me at all.I started to get away from associations and then my upline lady comes into picture.She tried everything to get me back into associations but this time I'm firm on my decision.My husband never pressurizes me into things that I don't like to do.But he continued to go to the associations and work so hard and increased his activities.
He asked me to come to 1 last counselling session with our upline and he said that would be the last thing for me to do in the biz.Glad I went there.My uplines main focus was how man doesn't succeed because of their wifes.how people failed by listening to their wife and how somebody succeeded keeping their wife's advice aside in the biz.He started giving examples of people who left their wifes for the biz and the system because they believed it is right thing to do.My husband got upset for the way he is talking and started questionong him back.This is the first time he questioned him back.
Later I was completely away from biz and husband is attending meetings here and there but not on a regular basis.Then he called my husband alone for a counselling session and I don't know what he talked there.But I never saw my husband that much serious and upset about somebody.That night he said I will put my 200% in the biz for 3 months and if it doesn't work I will get out of it.
I can't tell you how hard he worked all the 3 months but with no results.Finally the day came and he stick to his word he is out of amway and we are having some peaceful time with family.We now have control over our time and money.The time we left our little boy with the babysitter will never come back but we atleast realised it sooner than many others who are in the biz for more than 10 years and are the same level.Thank you Anna for your blog which made me talk to my husband frequently with some genuine stories.