I can’t get my husband to turn off the TV. What do I do?
That’s a tough one. No girl likes to think that her partner would rather spend his time watching make-believe stories about other people than live his actual life with his partner. And forget trying to get him to turn off sports completely. That’s unrealistic and unfair. The obvious suggestion is to find common interests and try to schedule at least a day or two during the week where the two of you have plans together no matter what. (This is what TiVo is for!) However, you should be aware that his behavior is unlikely to change anytime soon. You married a guy who likes TV, and pulling him away from his interests could cause him to harbor future resentments, even as his interests are creating resentment in you. Have an open and light conversation about this, and try to agree on a date night each week. You will both have to give and take.