If your spouse or boyfriend is a sports fanatic, it may seem difficult to share the same passion. No matter what passion your significant other has, you can find ways to share in it. You do not need to paint your face with his favorite team’s colors or buy a set of tools to work on cars. Learn about his interests and find ways to enjoy them together.
You may find going to events or spending hours in front of the TV frustrating. The sport might seem boring to you and it makes it hard to share the same passion. Often sports are boring when you do not understand what is involved in the event. Try to learn the basic rules of the sport he is fond of. Even better, ask him to explain the rules to you. Just make sure you ask during a commercial or break in the action. You might surprise yourself by learning to at least tolerate his favorite event even if you do not share the same passion. Thanks to the London Olympics, women are becoming more involved in all types of sporting events.
Maybe he spends all of his spare time tinkering on an old car. You do not have to become a mechanic yourself to share the same passion. Learn the names of the tools he uses the most frequently and offer to help him by handing him what he needs. Any woman that drives a car should know some of the basics of mechanics anyway. Let him be your teacher. On days when the weather is nice, just sit outside near where he is working with an iced tea. He will notice the fact that you are there.
Camping and fishing trips are nice weekend get-a-ways. You do not have to like fishing to sit on a bank and enjoy some relaxation. If he loves to go camping and you dread it, ask yourself why. Plenty of gear is available to make camping trips more comfortable so you can share the same passion. If you cannot stand the idea of a whole weekend, arrange to spend just one evening or afternoon with him.
When all else fails there are still ways to share companionship when he is occupied with his favorite pastime. If he spends weekends in front of the TV watching sports, curl up on the couch with a good book. Put in earplugs if you have to. You are still spending time together. Finally, if you do not have young children at home, there is one more thing you can try. Get a larger T-shirt with his favorite team or hobby logo. Wear it and nothing else. During a commercial break, surprise him. This is a great way to share the same passion.