How to Convince Your Spouse to Be a Cord Cutter

Mid age woman sitting at tableI often hear from spouses who want to be cord cutters who cannot convince their significant other to ditch the overpriced TV bill. Increasingly I am hearing from women trying to convince their husbands to become cord cutters.

So here are a few tips to help you convince your spouse to become a cord cutter.

#1 Don’t rush into it.

As with all things in life rushing into cord cutting is typically a bad idea. You need to make sure you have done your research and set everything up first. The worst thing you can do is try to convince your spouse to be a cord cutter but then don’t have the answers to their questions.

So make sure to do your research, and we suggest checking out our Cord Cutting 101 Guide.

#2 Find out why they don’t want to be a cord cutter.

This may seem like a strange idea but often when I talk to someone they don’t know why their spouse does not want to be a cord cutter.

If they are worried about missing sports you can use our Ultimate Guide for Cord Cutting Sports Fans. So knowing what they are worried about will help us address their concerns.

#3 Offer to try it before you cancel cable.

This is what won my wife and me over. Before we canceled cable TV we decided to turn off our cable box and set ourselves up as cord cutters. We got the Rokus connected and signed up for free trials of services such as Hulu.

After about 2 weeks we realized we never missed anything on cable. So maybe offering to try it before taking the plunge will help.

#4 Talk about all the benefits of cord cutting.

Saving money is a big part of cord cutting but not everything. There is so much more to cord cutting including the fact that you can get so many more TV shows and movies for a fraction of the price of traditional pay TV. Also, you are more likely to be able to watch what you want when you want to with cord cutting.

Not only will you save money and get more content you will also spend less time in your life watching commercials. How much more fun will your life be without all the ads?

If you need more help convincing your spouse to become a cord cutter head over to our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group. Many cord cutters there will be more than happy to help you ditch overpriced pay TV.

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