Husband is obsessed with golf—how do I make him see it?

Cynndie - posted on 07/07/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




My husband golfs so much I feel like a widow and a single mom. I've discovered I'm not alone, and that there are many women who struggle with this. I don't want my husband to give up what he loves, and I don't want to fight with him. I just want balance. How do you approach this?


Guest - posted on 07/07/2014




Do you ever go play golf with him? My husband loves golf as well, and I know several families where this seems to be a problem.
We started playing couples matches together once or twice a week. I am AWFUL at golf, and when it was suggested to us I thought it was the stupidest idea ever, but fortunately, so are most of the wives are pretty awful too, so we end up fairly evenly matched. As much as I dreaded that first game, I actually ended up having a blast, and now I look forward to going every Friday. It also gave us a common interest for conversation--my husband loves to help me pick out golf attire, clubs, and such and will go shopping with me anywhere if I mention stopping by the pro shop. He also feels great when he can give me pointers on my game.

Unfortunately, having my husband scale back on the golf too much was out of the question because a lot of networking takes place on the golf courses and that is important for his career, but playing together and practicing together has brought us closer by giving us more time together and a common interest, which is really all I was craving anyway. It never bothered me that he loved golf, only that he spent so much time away from me to play it.

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