I am definitely not an expert in love, but I do know a thing or two about communication and compromise. My husband and I met 6 years ago at a bar where I was working during college in my hometown. I thought he was cute, but wasn't interested because I was going to be leaving in two weeks to study abroad in Australia for 5 months. He managed to woo me in those two weeks and the day before I left we agreed we were "together". After many late nights in a phone booth thousands of miles apart and one very expensive phone bill for him I believe I learned more about him than I would have being in the same city. Needless to say everything worked out and we got married on April 25th, 2009.
This past year after much discussion we decided we needed to take more of an interest in each others hobbies because we found ourselves spending very little time together between work and everything else going on. I agreed I would go hunting with him and he agreed to make a quilt with me. I went out and took hunter's safety, bought my own bow, arrows, camo, blaze orange, tags and was ready for the big hunt.
He agreed to come along with me to JoAnn Fabrics and we picked out 3 different fabrics, thread and all the necessary quilting materials. He had learned to sew at young age and was actually the one who taught me the basic things about sewing. Needless to say between all the shopping trips, target shooting practice, hunts and working on the quilt we got to spend more time together and learn more about each others hobbies. I found out I actually enjoyed the peace and quiet you get while sitting out in a deer stand and listening to the leaves crackle and watching the squirrels chase each other. He learned that if we ever go hunting together again, he is not going to sit in the same stand as me because I have a hard time sitting still and being quiet.
I still believe it is good to have things you like to do together, but also things you like to do apart. He will never run a 1/2 marathon with me and I will never plan a vacation solely around duck hunting. What things do you like to do as a couple? What things would your rather do alone?