Football season can conjure up warm feelings like autumn leaves, marching bands, popcorn, tailgating and others.
However, at times couples come to counseling for arguing about feeling like a football widow/ widower or feelings of loneliness and betrayal due to the inordinate amount of time spent watching sports.
What are some strategies couples can use to deal with this issue?
1. Plan special times for the two of you.
2. Be creative, it might be morning coffee on the deck.
3. Express your true feelings regarding feeling abandoned or ignored by your significant other.
4. Compromise on watching the game together or making special time for oneself while the other is entrenched in the TV.
5. Laugh and joke about the sports addiction.
6. Accept your loved one's passion for sports.
7. Ask for participation in your special interests.
8. Find new weekend hobbies during sports season.
9. Take a solo weekend alone to explore new horizons.
10. Smile and make a decision to compromise.
You may find that sports season can be a fun and exciting time for you and your new interests.
Don't let the sports season create rigid resentments in your heart that separate you from the love you feel for your partner.