Hobbies and Relationships

There have been many cases where two people meet each other, fall in love, spend time together, but after a period of time find that they do not have anything in common. This can be a heart breaking phase for both, more so when they are married and have children. Studies have shown that sharing a hobby with one’s partner is a sure way of increasing the success rate of the relationship. Many couples have agreed that spending time doing recreational activities together have helped in strengthening their bond.

Interests and hobbies are what tie people together and create lasting relationships. It’s a simple concept that what we love in life brings people together, but it’s a facet of human culture that transcends even the most complex of situations. When two people like to do the same hobbies it makes getting to know each other that much easier and truly that much more fun.

For new couples especially, finding a balance between time together and time apart, as well as how much your partner’s interests or hobbies become your own, is essential for a healthy relationship. Mutual respect in all areas is integral for a healthy and satisfying relationship. And showing that you value your partner’s interests is an important display of respect. If you know your partner loves to read on Saturday afternoons for a couple of hours, try not to schedule anything during that time. Of course, respect works both ways. Sometimes, there might be something that just has to get done on that Saturday afternoon.

In today’s busy world of trending topics and minute-long fads, it may seem like the last thing people need is a distraction. Sometimes a new pastime or hobby is the best way to achieve your relationship goals, though. Finding a new hobby can be equally beneficial to couples and single people pursuing a relationship.

It`s well known that similar interests and hobbies are tend to strengthen relations between man and woman. Fun movie nights, romantic city walks, dinning out and parties of common friends – all these activities will definitely get you closer with each other. We can’t be ‘on’ all the time. 

Whether it’s the brusque sailor crafting ornate scrimshaw or the maiden practicing the art of knife-throwing, each person has (or needs) some form of small escape from the day-to-day. Don’t let life’s downers drag you down. Moreover, don’t allow your hectic schedules and harried lifestyles make you so preoccupied you forget to have a little fun. When couples get complacent in their marriage, problems could be brewing on the horizon.

Couples who bonded through shared recreational activities or hobbies rated their relationship satisfaction significantly higher than couples who did not make the time to keep their feelings of being “best friends” alive. Furthermore, studies also reveal that this bond of friendship helped couples weather both everyday stresses as well as unexpected life changing events with greater resiliency and less conflict.