MEN: How important is your wife's support concerning your hobbies?
When my now husband and I started dating I went to EVERY single one of his games. (He plays competitive soccer and is actually on a farm team for the MLS so this isn't just a bunch of 30 year old men kicking a ball around.) At this time, we were both living at home (typical in European cultures) and therefore had way less responsibilities than we do now. Basically, I had more time to go watch. Now, we have our own house and are responsible for all of our own meals, laundry, etc. (Yay, adulting.) I don't feel overwhelmed or anything as my husband is very helpful in terms of cooking and cleaning, but to attend a soccer game after a full day's work and what not isn't as exciting as it used to be. We also play on a competitive team together and I have my own team as well. All soccer. (We're an athletic couple.) If I watch his games I'm out of the house 3 evenings a week and I just find it to be a bit much, especially if he wants a clean house, dinner made, and sexy time. I feel like I can accomplish 3 of the 5 regularly, but not always all 5 - work, cook, clean, sex, soccer.) He doesn't always attend my games (if that makes any difference), but mainly because mine are scheduled earlier and he's not always off work. I never wanted to be one of those ghost wives... The ones you never see at the games. I also never wanted to be a slob and serve her man heat and eat style meals in a messy home. (I enjoy domestic duties most of the time so I don't always see it as a vacation to watch instead of cooking or cleaning.) Anyway, I'm trying to find more balance.
Can you rate the following in order of what's the most important to you? (1 being the most important.)
1. Work (as in your wife has a job, lol)
2. Cooking (are heat and eat style meals OK or do you like to eat well?)
3. Cleaning (not just a quick wipe down of the kitchen, but a clean home you can be proud of)
4. Sex (self explanatory)
5. Support for your hobbies (your wife as a spectator)