- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
My fiancee has both football and SERIOUS basketball fantasy sports teams and it drives me nuts.
Expecially during basketball season this becomes a strain on our relationship. He is always checking his phone for score updates (by always I mean every 5 minutes at the minimum), he is always on the computer doing his “fantasy drafts” or watching games.
Sometimes he’ll bust his phone out in the middle of dinner at a restaurant, sometimes he’ll take it out mid-sentence while we’re having a serious conversation. And not understand why I want his full attention…
I feel like our relationship takes a backseat to his “fantasy teams” during playoffs and stuff and i’ts very frustrating for me.
I brought it up to him last night and he really didn’t believe he was doing anything wrong and feels like I should “support his interests”. I don’t like sports nor do I know anything about them. He expects me to learn the teams so I can tell him if he’s “making a good trade or not” 😐 For real.
I don’t know if I could ever become a “sports person” but I feel like I have more than supported his passion for sports. I have been to multiple games, bought him hockey tickets, bought him basketball tickets, watched him referee socker on numerous occasions, went to bars to watch games, and so much more. To him it’s not enough. I should be doing more! I don’t know what else I could do. I think he expects me to watch all of the games and get into the loop of the teams and players and everything. I don’t have time for that! And honestly I don’t want to.
What do I do bees? How do I convince him to be more rational?
I know i’m not the only one out there who has a SO who plays fantasy sports. What is your take on it?