Is your reading resented?

@ms1323 (259)
United States
October 14, 2008 1:51pm CST
When my husband and I were first together he couldn't stand for me to read, he would become somewhat angry and would then sulk around...I guess he didn't like the fact that I couldn't pay attention to him and read my book? Anyway, he's over that now and I think happy that I would rather read than watch tv - so he gets total control over it! My 2 & 3 year olds will come up to me and demand for me to put the book down, which, for them I will do. Anyone else out there ever had this issue?
4 responses
• Canada
15 Oct 08
Yeah it happens to me too, even though my guy is as big a reader as I am. I've started to ignore him now, I tell him I'm reading and to amuse himself elsewhere.
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
16 Oct 08
LOL! I'm not sure why they think it is our job to amuse them?
• Canada
16 Oct 08
lol I don't know why we must amuse them either.
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• Philippines
17 Oct 08
I really feel for you, how hard it must be to be resented at what you love to do. I am lucky coz my husband love to read also, he really understand if I just read and he watch tv, most of the night we have our reading time before we go to sleep, we read side by side, sometimes I share good quotes from the book to him and vice versa, he even buys book for me.
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
17 Oct 08
It's really not so bad anymore, thank goodness. I just find it so odd that a grown adult would or could be jealous of a book! The kids I understand, but the man? Just silly. My husband hates to read, I believe he's only read 1 book from beginning to end, and that was in high school (he says.) It would be very nice to read with him, but I don't think he'll ever aquire a taste for reading.
15 Oct 08
Yes! - I'm so glad that other people out there experience the same problem. My husband (who only manages to read the newspaper) does not read much and I can get through 5+ books a week. He sulks when i read and calls me antisocial. So what's the difference between me reading and him sitting in front of the TV watching sport?
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Exactly! The only thing I can think of is...there are commercial breaks and they grace us with sparkling conversation during those?
@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
14 Oct 08
It doesn't matter if I am trying to read, write, watch television, or talk on the phone, my husband gets and attitude. He feels that if he is in the room, I should ot be doing anything unless he wants me to. My children seem to think that I disappear as soon as I begin yo do anything. They start misbehaving and totally ignoring the rules until I put down whatever I continually try to explain to all of them that I need some time for me too, but it just goes in one ear and out the other. There have been many times when I will hide in another room just for a few minutes of quiet.
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@ms1323 (259)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I totally feel your pain, I go outside and tell them they can't come out with me. Even at that I have to walk out of sight or they'll stand there yelling for me and banging on the door.