(Closed) sports/video game noises are driving me CRAZY!!!

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh that does sound awful πŸ™ so sorry! Is there any way your can set up a schedule? 1/2 of the time you are home together he can have on whatever he likes, and 1/2 the time you can have on what you like (or silence if that’s what you choose?) even having 1-2 days/week with no technology where you can reconnect and bond may help.

I do like your idea of playing teen mom nonstop! I might throw on some long island medium, honey Booboo and real housewives, too! πŸ˜‰

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Sports are obviously a huge interest to him, so I don’t think you’ll ever be able to make this stop…

 

Have you tried learning a bit about the sports he’s interested in?  I still hate when my bf watches hockey or baseball, but I’ve learned to love football and have gotten really into it.  I even joined a fantasy league with my SO and really enjoy when I beat him πŸ™‚

 

I get that it’s annoying.  I work at home and sometimes my SO will play video games while I’m working.  It’s extremely annoyiing so I have him turn the noise down way low or all the way off…

 

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

What about a man cave? Put an AC in the garage and make him play his loud dumb sports stuff where you can’t hear it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m so sorry! I have no real advice, but I know exactly what you’re going through. FI is obsessed with cars, so he’s always watching Top Gear (which I don’t mind), or car movies/documentaries/shows, or playing Gran Turismo on his PS3 alllll day long! The only good thing about my situation is that we don’t live together yet, but I’m hoping he’ll tone all the car stuff down when we do live together after we get married. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Is there a local pub/bar where he could go to watch some of the games? That would leave you with some peace and quiet!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Honestly my husband and I think that you need to set some limits. If sports and video games are his thing that’s great, but he can’t do that 24/7 between work and sleep. Set some boundaries. He can watch his sports or play his games or do whatever, but he only gets x hours a day. And then you get control and you can do whatever you want wether it’s watch your shows or play music or have silence. I’d also tell him that the excessive noise bothers you and that he needs to keep it to a reasonable level. My DH loves playing video games and he sometimes goes to bed after me, but he plays them at like volume 5. Enough that he can hear, but not enough that it’s blasting and keeping me awake. I still hear it since the livingroom shares a wall with our bedroom, but it’s a manageable level and I can still tune it out and fall asleep. It sounds like you’re just annoyed with his inconsiderateness and hogging behavior. I’d be pissed too. If he won’t wear his headphones and you can’t have a man-cave then he can only enjoy it for 3 hours a day during the week.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would sit him down and talk to him about it! I would set 1-2 hours a day of sports-free time.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Thankfully I have figured out the way to avoid this.  I don’t date any guy that builds his life around sports and video games.  They drive me absolutely crazy and turn me completely off sexually.  I’m sorry you have to deal with one of those guys.  I feel your pain.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@deucesarewild1:  I think the headphones is the best option, if he doesn’t like the ones you got him maybe another type? My dad has trouble hearing and used wireless headphones and he loved it. He could stay in the zone watching what he wanted to watch without it bothering us, or us bothering him! It sounds like everything else in the relationship is good so hopefully you guys can figure this out. My FI is constantly watching stuff I don’t like (cartoon type shows or youtube video shows, tosh.o, world’s dumbest, etc and also videos online) and if it’s bothering me he puts headphones on. I also have to try to be less of a pain about it as well, so we’re working on that. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee

@deucesarewild1:  i’ve been there. i just go in the other room and watch a movie really loud so i can’t hear it

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