Re: Is it important to a man for his wife to be interested in the things he likes?
For me, its not important that she share an interest in the types of movies I like, or music, etc. I think its more important in the things that tend to define us. For instance, when I need to move, I enjoy buying older homes and fixing them up myself. We usually stick to homes where we can focus on an exciting project, like turning a plain entry into one with spiral stairs. My wife has found great ways to contribute to this hobby, and it becomes a way for us to do things together. I'll build furniture, cabinets, she does the wood finishing. On her side, she enjoys gardening in the flower gardens, so I build the retaining walls, take care of the mulch, etc. In entertainment, we have differents interests and respect for those is all we ask of each other. She hates scary movies, but my adult children and I love them. I would definately prefer her to avoid them, though. The last time she tried, her screaming during a nightmare almost gave me a heart attack.