#2: Get a life. Find things that you genuinely enjoy doing and then go do them while your partner is enjoying football. Who says that a couple has to like the same things or do everything together?
Stop telling yourself that it's a problem that your partner likes to watch football and you don't. It doesn't have to mean that you can't be happy or close.
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Remind yourself of the things that you like to do and then go do them. These might be things that you partner doesn't like, by the way. We do not recommend that you go do an activity with an "I'll show him" kind of attitude or with an intention to make your partner jealous.
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#3: Schedule "together-time" together. Keep communication open so that you're not planning a hike or dinner out when his (or her) favorite team is playing.
Take turns coming up with fun ideas for date nights or things to do together. When you invite your partner into the planning of your "together-time," you are less likely to have schedule conflicts and your partner will be more engaged in activities.
Set aside regular time for connecting. Contrary to how it sometimes feels, there are enough hours in the day. Carve out that time and do something with your partner that you both enjoy.
#4: Be present when you two are together. Get the most out of the time you spend together instead of fixating on how much time your partner watches or plays football or how neglected you feel. Many people waste the moments that they have with the one they love by thinking back to past disappointments or projecting into a future that they fear.
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Intentionally be here now. Look your partner in the eyes. Feel the appreciation and love alive in this moment. Have fun and enjoy yourself.