This is a discussion on Trying to get the wife into it. within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; She just simply don't understand my need to play. Shall I get her into it too so she backs off a bit?
My wife also loves poker, I believe that nothing changes in relation, if you play and your wife does not, we should always observe that we also have a social life besides poker, which many times leave Our wives furious,conciliar os dois vai deixar sua esposa feliz
Good luck with your venture!! Mine got interested by watching poker on TV with me, and then playing in home tournaments where the focus was on fun, and winning money was an added bonus. Although, she still will not play live poker, she understands how enjoyable it is to me and doesn't mind when I play live or on-line.
My advice would be to try and get her involved with "baby steps."
My wife was angry when I started playing poker, paid a lot of time to work and poker, but time passed and she also wanted to play, I told her how I taught her, and now when she has free time for the weekend we play together and I did not force her
I don't really think that's a good idea she would know more to jump on you if she doesn't like it with the passion we do. And she only going to see you loose if you don't make big money and hat can be more trouble.
This is a very complicated subject, you accompany it in places that she likes to attend and you do not?
Someone has to give the first arm to cheer, start to accompany her in the places, talk that you have begun to go, so she goes with you.
tried to get my gf invovle in it as well, she shows some interest but the passion to play is not there, but our relation is still booming despite that, dont think a spouse needs to like or be invovle in all the activities u might like or enjoy, Would still love for her to like poker as much as me tho
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You two need to go see a marriage counsellor, and decide what to do. This isn't question about poker. This is a question about whether either of you believes that your playing is more important than the marriage.
Well, if you love your wife, i think better not to teach her that game. You know, it,s the same thing as online casino. Can easy ruined the family and life. I heard lots of stories, when people loose all their money on poker and casino.
OP - it took years but now Ms. gamboolgal has been playing NL for the last few years. As I said, it took many years before she transitioned from Limit to NL. We started playing in the mid to latter 90's at the Grand in Biloxi and later Harrahs in New Orleans...All along the Gulf Coast....
But she has developed into a good player and actually is very good at reading people. She is a instinctive player and does go with her reads. She is not interested in the math too much - but she will listen to me go on about pot odds, SPR etc, when she is trapped in the car going to the Casino....
Get a room at the Casino so she can have her own schedule, send her to the Spa, send her shopping, take her to the nice restaurants, spend some time with her at the pool, etc...play some low entry Donkaments with her. Get on a 4/8 limit table with her and have fun....
My "ex" wife used to always complain. What I never understood is she loves to play almost all other types of cards. She has always been a smart and lucky player at whatever she played. Didn't make sense to me. Looking back it was just because I really enjoyed it, and it made her mad that I enjoyed something.
She told anyone that would listen, her family of course how I was always losing money, I wasn't though. I am a pretty solid player and made a little bit of money. I would always cash out though and start over again. I even showed her the checks I would get from Poker Stars.
Then all of a sudden those of us in the US couldn't play anymore.
She was a wicked cooler for me, always seemed to lose when she came in the room.