We are usually closest to those who share our interests. Though opposites attract, those who have more in common usually find lasting enjoyment in their time together, so, with that premise in mind, let’s take a look at ways to share in your mate’s interests.
Get to know your mate’s interest
First and foremost, become acquainted with the hobbies and interests that your spouse enjoys. These may vary or be very specific in nature, but get to know the ins and outs of what he or she likes.
Participate in those interests
Sometimes we forget that simply spending time with our spouses doing those things they enjoy most is enough to “make their day.” Even if we know little about the hobby, sport, or interest, the fact that we choose to spend time with them doing their favorite thing can make a positive impact on the relationship.
Learn to enjoy something new
As you spend time with your spouse sharing their interest, you may find that it becomes your interest, too. Don’t underestimate the power of a new hobby or activity. You may find that it’s just the thing for you!
Invite them to try some of your hobbies
Teach your spouse more about yourself and what you enjoy. Tell them about your hobbies and why they bring you pleasure and see if your spouse would be willing to share in what you enjoy. Remember, by spending time with your mate enjoying their hobbies, they may be more open to spending time with you doing those things you enjoy most.
Marriage is a give and take relationship. As you share together in your favorite things, you will begin to get a greater sense of companionship and pleasure from your relationship, and a greater appreciation for the person you fell in love with.