Love His Interests (ok, maybe learn to live with them)

April 29, 2010

in the generous life

My husband has a variety of interests.  Some I think are absolutely fascinating, some are OK, and some are … well, not my cup of tea.  But just because I am not into those particular interests, doesn’t mean I can’t encourage him or even learn enough to interact within those interests from time to time.  I would like the same from him, so why not return the favor?

What does your husband enjoy?  How can you reasonably interact with those interests?  It might be something as listening to him talk or it might mean learning enough about football and teams to talk intelligently with him.

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.  Author Unknown

Be generous!  Lori <><

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Newlywed & Unemployed April 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I love this one!

My husband and I only have one hobby in common. Beyond that, I’m a content homebody and he’s the social butterfly. He plays a miniature tabletop game called Warhammer and even though it’s way beyond my realm, I love to ask him how his game went or what army lists he’s working on, what’s the current book about or what does this specific character do. He also paints these miniatures and though I’m not up for the detail work, I have been known to sit down with him every now and then to paint the bases/architecture.

I enjoy the conversations we have during that time and even if I’m not painting, I like to keep him company (like you suggested in an earlier post) by sitting at the kitchen table with him, either working on my laptop or reading or just talking to him. I know he appreciates these small efforts and it makes him feel very loved and proud to be with me.
.-= Newlywed & Unemployed´s last blog ..Evolution of a Bathroom =-.

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andi May 7, 2010 at 6:32 pm

what if the interests are not at all interesting to me? And in my top 10 things I don’t like? Boxing he just started and has hurt his ribs 2x and head once, also Ultimate Fighting, which i just cant even watch and he does not participate but likes to sit and watch, Hockey i do not get. All these things he never liked the first 15 years of our marriage and now he does. I tolerate things and went to an exibition boxing match he was in but the atmosphere was HORRIBLE (belly dancers,rappers etc…) and left early. what should i do?
i do enjoy football, golf, hunting (not to do but support). so there are things i encourage even. the other things are very recent.

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