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1/17/13 12:57 P

I wouldn't call my husband obsessed, but perhaps I would call my son. My hubby plays twice a week himself then is out of the house twice for coaching our son's team. He watches sports or sports related shows for the most part because that is what interests him. It doesn't bother me all that much. He gives alot to others, myself included. My son, age 6, is obsessed as he no longer even plays with toys. He is either playing sports, watching sports, or playing a video game about sports. He watches recorded games and then reacts them as if he is that person. It's somewhat crazy. He's active though! :) Sounds like you have been frustrated, try to look at the positives!

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1/17/13 11:55 A

I gave this some thought, and this isn't even remotely a problem...yes, I am lucky my husband is not involved in illegal/questionable activities...his adult children and business stress him to no end, so he NEEDS the downtime and activity. I do not want to nag him about it, but I do not think I should be expected to be as involved with soccer as he is, or even feign interest.

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1/17/13 11:07 A

As mentioned, it's great that your husband is physically active. Although, 3-4 times a week, depending on the duration and the rest of your guys' schedule, can be a lot of time a part from each other. I don't blame you for being tired of the subject. If it's all you hear and all you see, and you're not interested in it, I can see becoming resentful of being subjected to it again and again. So I symphathize.

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1/17/13 10:40 A

My friends all laugh at me because at our house, I am the one who's sports obsessed (hockey) and my husband has little interest :D But I get to watch him and my son play videogames non-stop.

I agree with Zedmay that his playing soccer is a good thing. It keeps him active and social. But it sounds like the amount on TV is overboard. A unique problem with soccer is that because it's so popular world-wide, if you have the good TV sports package there is pretty much always a game on 24/7, unlike, say, american football that is only on Sundays and Monday night, and only for half the year. Maybe he could scale back the TV time by only watching his favorite teams or tournaments.

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1/16/13 1:05 P

I think the amount that he plays is pretty healthy, but having the TV on constantly definitely isn't. Maybe address the issue as the amount of time he spends watching TV rather than specifically asking him to cut back on watching soccer. Offer some alternatives you can enjoy as a family, like a game night, heading to the park or a hiking trail for some exercise or some other fun activity. If he begins to engage in other activities and develop new interests, hopefully, he will naturally come to a point where he doesn't talk about soccer so much.

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1/10/13 5:53 P

We are lucky, my husband and I both enjoy sports and watch them together. Gee I could think of many many other things that a husband could be obsessed with, so I think you are lucky too that he has a good interest and I am sure it's keeping him healthy and fit! :-)

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1/8/13 5:51 A

Thankfully my husband has no interest in sport but I know women whose husbands spend all their free time on it. Its not fair. If he is out watching or playing sport who is minding the kids, looking after the house? You probably and when do you get your free time? Can you work out a time table where he gets his night off to watch as much sport as he likes at home or outside but then he has to give you a night off to do your own thing as well. Fair is fair.

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1/6/13 5:54 P

My husband is a good man. Perhaps I am being a big fat complainer in bringing this up, but I simply cannot understand his obsession with sports. I am all for husbands and wives having their own activities and interests, but at what point does it become a detriment to the relationship? My husbands plays soccer 3 to 4 times a week, watches it on t.v. almost nonstop, and speaks of it quite often. It has actually turned me off of the sport entirely, and I feel as if it is a top priority. I am fine with him playing and watching it, because I know it is a stress release/outlet/enjoyable game for him, but I just get tired of it being on the t.v. 24/7 and his mind. Do any of you wives/girlfriends have this problem?

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