We have a problem in our house with football. Husband records various matches and then wants to watch them later on the tv. The tv is in our large comfortable living room. Most nights he seems to be waiting to watch a match and I don't find it easy to sit and read with the match on so I go to bed early (there's not really anywhere else to sit). Last night I went into the living room about 9 pm to find husband sitting watching football. He insisted on turning it off because I was going to leave the room. So then I feel guilty and sit in the with husband who puts some music on and sits there chatting in a half hearted way but I know he is waiting for me to go to bed so he can get on with his viewing. On these occasions I end up going to bed earlier than I usually would. I did so last night. This morning I got up and walked into the living room to find the football on. Turned round to walk out and husband switched off the football but looking hard done by and I felt guilty again.
He says I don't want him to watch football and we've just had a row and he has stormed out before we could have any kind of discussion about how to resolve this increasingly stressful situation.
We only have the one comfortable sitting room, then a tiny study and the bedrooms. Am I being unreasonable in a) not wanting sport on tv all the time and b) wanting to be able to talk about it reasonably. Husband will probably now sulk for hours.
Don't be kind to me Gransnetters. Tell me what you really think.
What a rant!
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