Dating and relationships can be difficult. Sometimes we fall for people who share our interest and passions in life, and other times we may fall for somebody who has very different interests.
Having different interests can put a strain on a relationship, but it is no reason to give up! A relationship where the two of you each have your own interests can still work and be fun and fulfilling. Here we will look at some of the ways that you can solve this issue.
Spend Time on Your Own Sometimes
Even when we are in a very close relationship with someone, it is still important for our mental wellbeing to have at least some time alone sometimes. Time alone allows us to gather our thoughts. Not to mention, this time can be a great opportunity to indulge the hobbies and interests that your partner may not share.
Sometimes simply being in a different room from your partner can help you to “recharge.” After all, it is not healthy to be so dependent on somebody that you cannot spend any time away from them. If you love going out with your friends and your partner prefers a quiet night in, or vice versa, why not each do what you want instead of both sticking together? You will have stories to tell each other, and spending time apart can even make you miss and appreciate each other more!
Spend Time Together Doing Separate Activities
Sometimes you and your partner want to spend time in each other’s company but can’t agree on a shared activity. Maybe you try to watch a movie but can’t choose one that both of you enjoy due to different tastes, or maybe one of you wants to watch the football game while the other would rather read a book.
In this case, each taking part in your chosen hobby in the same room as each other can give you all the benefits of feeling close to each other without having to compromise on activities. With smartphones and tablets, you can even watch your own separate shows while cuddled up on the same sofa together – one of you checking out Unibet TV on the tablet while the other checks out a movie on Netflix!
Introduce Your Partner to Your Interests and Take an Interest in Theirs
One of the best solutions to the problem of different interests in a relationship is for the two of you to take an interest in the other’s interests. While it is perfectly fine to have different interests, sharing common passions can be an incredibly enjoyable part of a relationship.
You never know – you may get really into your partner’s favorite sport if you give it a chance, and they might end up loving your favorite band! Opening your mind to new experiences can bring the two of closer together, and provide many opportunities for shared sports games, concerts, dance classes, or a variety of other fun couples’ activities.