Should I take over my husband’s hobby if he asks me?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is about joining your spouse in their hobbies. Here’s Brenda’s email.

Hello Jaime, I hope you and your family are doing well. My name is Brenda and over the past few months my husband has decided he wants to take up golf. He always talked about golf with the other guys in the neighborhood, but he never really got into it, but now he really wants to. I’m happy for him. I thought that meant he could play with the guys but now he’s insisting that I grab a set of golf clubs and join him and I don’t want to. I told him I wasn’t interested but he didn’t listen and went out and bought me some golf clubs. Now I’m at the driving range and it’s not fun. Why should I adopt all his hobbies? I never asked her to do yoga with me. He got mad when I told him I didn’t want to do it, and I stopped going to practice with him. He said I should sell the golf clubs. Why should I sell them? He bought them. You think I’m a bad wife for not playing golf with him? Thank you I like.

~ Brenda

Well, I’m with Brenda. I’m all for everyone finding hobbies that make them happy, but that doesn’t mean your spouse should have to do them too. I’m saying if Brenda tried and it’s not for her, then that should be it. It’s important that couples each have their own things that bring them joy, as well as the things they do together. That’s my point of view anyway.

What do you think? Let’s help Brenda. Let me know on the TRY the Facebook page.