Originally Posted by nl_incognito
Do any of you have a spouse who hates when you play poker? If so, how do you handle it? My wife hates when I play. I get off work an hour earlier than her, so that's really the only time I have to play. If I do play while she is home, she just runs her mouth and it tilts me so hard. I just recently lost $2,000 and she was more happy than upset. Even when I withdrawal money, she continues to say it's not real money. Any of you guys deal or had to deal with this? How can I resolve this?
My best friend has the greatest wife in the world in that regard (plus she's beautiful). She lets him have his poker time, and he gives her some of his winnings. It's a win-win: She respects that he's passionate about his hobby, and he respects her by sharing. They are
If he was not a winning player though, she would probably react differently.
Another friend's wife is ocd and is unhappy unless hubby is up doing some chore or home improvement task. She won't let him have a hobby, and he won't stand his ground. It disgusts me because he is generally not a pushover, except with her.
I would talk to your wife and let her know that you're passionate about poker; and that it bothers you that she is practically betting against you. That should never
happen without just cause. Try to find out what her problem is with the game, and see if you can help her see it differently.
It might help to tell her about some high profile poker players
in the business world, and how playing poker benefited them.