This is a spin off of a reply on the Annoying your partner Official Thread, because I don’t wanna derail it…
Do you take an interest in things that your significant other enjoys, or do you just go with your gut feeling and stick to it?
The example there is someone who really likes Harry Potter finds it hurtful that their partner has never read any of the books, and once half-arsedly watched one of the films.
So I found the reactions quite surprising because I often will read a book / listen to an album / check out a place my S/O will recommend, even if it’s not something I would have thought I’d enjoy.
I’ll admit, I’m not at all fussed with the Harry Potter franchise, but if it was something the person I was in a relationship was very much into, I’d probably give it a read / watch the films / both. I’ve watched plenty of films, read plenty of books and listened to plenty of music I wouldn’t have paid any attention to if it weren’t for the recommendation. I don’t feel obliged to say I enjoy them, but I trust her enough that if she’s suggesting
So is the implication in the replies
- Getting upset with this is quite needy, regardless of how the person I’m in a relationship with feels.
- Harry Potter LOL, imagine someone like me being caught dead reading / watching that.
- You shouldn’t try to force your will on other people, and if you do, then you shouldn’t be surprised if they react negatively to it.
- If something means a lot to you, you should make it clear to your partner and not expect them to be able to read your mind.
- Other (please explain)