Ahhh… it’s the most wonderful time of the year again. From October-December I am always so thrilled for all of the holiday excitement! However, if you ask my boyfriend what the most wonderful time of the year is, he will tell you: football season.
If we’re being honest, I am not someone who is crazy about sports. I was a cheerleader my entire life and that was about the extent of my involvement in sports. I have been dating Troy for 5 years now, and I remember dreading football season because it meant he would always be watching it, or reading about it, or thinking about it.
Then I had an idea: I would start to try and care about football. I’d watch games and not complain about how long they were. I’d ask questions and make an effort to learn more. And now… I’ve made such strides that I am in in a fantasy football league with Troy and some of our family/friends! It is really fun once you get the hang of it!!!
Maybe you’re already a big sports fan and don’t need any advice… but if you’re anything like me, you started off clueless. Here’s what I did to start supporting my man during football season:
Support his team…
This concept is pretty simple… If you don’t have a favorite team, cheer with your man for his team! If you do already have a team, don’t trash talk his.
Play fantasy football with your man. Watch the games and show interest (even if you’re clueless). You can ask questions, but wait until a commercial comes on.
Understand his emotions…
Your man doesn’t tell you you that you’re overreacting when you cry during your favorite television show… so let him have emotions, too! If he’s mad about something that happened during the game, let him be mad. He cares about football and that is okay.
Give him alone time…
While it is nice to spend time together and bond over things that he likes, it’s also nice to let him have time to himself to watch some games. If there is a game that you don’t want to watch go do something else! Find a hobby for yourself (mine is blogging😉) and let your man do his thing!
Good luck to all the significant others out there this football season! 😊🏈
PSA: sporting events are NEVER an excuse for domestic violence. Super Bowl Sunday holds the record for most domestic violence calls to 911 each year.
If you are in an abusive relationship, or know of someone who is trapped- seek resources, not excuses.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: