I discovered this forum only a couple weeks ago. Since then I've read No More Mr. Nice Guy and The Rational Male. I'm currently reading the Married Man's Sex Life Primer. I'm confused by what seems to be conflicting Red Pill advice regarding work/career and I'm hoping you can help me resolve it.
On the one hand, Red Pill advice says increasing your professional success boosts your SMV.
On the other hand, Red Pill advice says that provisioning (i.e., financially supporting a woman) is a Beta trait, and further, that women are incapable of appreciating a man's sacrifices when it comes to working and financially supporting them (which my life experience has borne out as well).
I'm asking because I got laid off a year ago (employer went BK) so I started my own business, but it's still in the growth phase and so my income is not what it used to be. This is stressing out my stay-at-home wife, who would love me to make life easy and comfortable for her by shackling myself to a stable well-paying corporate job again. On one hand, Red Pill advice tells me that boosting my income by going back to a corporate job would boost my SMV and therefore get me laid more often with my wife. On the other hand, Red Pill advice warns me against making myself an inevitably-unappreciated Beta provisioner.
What do I want to do? I want to keep trying to make it work being my own boss. That's going to require some sacrifices (e.g., wife needs to adjust to living on a leaner budget for a while longer) that my wife won't like. But to be completely honest, I look at it this way: she's not working, I'm enjoying being my own boss and not being a corporate desk jockey, so why the fuck should I go back to doing what I don't want to do work-wise so that I can be an unappreciated Beta provisioner? Sure, maybe boosting my income would boost my SMV, but it's honestly not worth it to me to return to the corporate office grind all in the hopes that my wife might actually start having sex with me once or twice a week.
My stats & shit: 41 years-old, 6'3", 225 lbs., good-looking but I need to improve my BMI (add muscle, lose fat), been hitting gym regularly for 3 months, attorney by profession.