I would be interested in a specific example or two, if that's not too much trouble entropie.
As an aside, I often seem to have a lot of business ideas and even inventions coming to my mind, and I need to talk about them in order to refine them and see if they are viable. The idea itself is not fully formed before I articulate it - it seems like I have to get the half-formed thought out into the world in order to shape it into a fully formed one.
IOW, I NEED to talk it out loud in order to determine if it's realistic or even anything I would really enjoy pursuing. Problem is, I am overly optimistic, but my hubs is more pessimistic. I have abandoned / been talked out of a couple of ideas that in hindsight would likely have been profitable if I had pursued ... and realized a good return on a couple of investments I was more willing to take a risk on than he was. So, is this about risk, and who's more willing to entertain such a thing?
Perhaps your gf falls into that category. ??
Anyways, example(s) please. It would be of tremendous help in order to feel out the dynamic better.