How to deal with your football addicted guyBy Relationshiplab • Jan 28th, 2009 • Category: For Women
It’s NFL playoff season and the Super Bowl is coming up, which only means one thing for many American woman- their guys disappear over the weekend doing nothing but watching football. It can be frustrating to deal with an absent boyfriend or husband, so what’s a girl to do to deal with this situation?
First, like much of the other advice imparted in this site, it is important to set parameters. You don’t want to try to control or change your guy… his interest in sports is a normal part of the testosterone pumping through his body. You never want to try to impose you will on your partner…. like always communication is the guy. Find out when the game starts and when the game ends, and then let him be for that period of time under the caveat that he partakes in his relationship with you prior to and after the game. Compromise is the key and communicating your way to an understanding will get you through. Once he’s watching the game, do your own thing or stay and watch, but don’t bother him with non-football related conversation or any other activities during this time. Remember, this is his time to do what he wants. Make plans to do something with your friends and agree on when and where you will get together. After the game, however, his attention is back on you (if that’s what you agreed upon), not on checking the internet on his phone or making calls to his bookie or whatever.
Most likely you have absolutely no interest in watching all the football games with your guy. But he’s probably not that interested in some of your hobbies either. And that’s ok. As long as both of you give each other proper space and can define what times are to be spent together and what times are to be spent apart, football season will be gone in a breeze.