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novice@it says:
Desperate for some advice!!
My husband has an obsession with TV, he spends a lot of his "off" time watching it for hours. This past Sunday he watched TV all day and night, except for an hour when he had got called in to work. It was his day off, and his kids day off, and I was off too. This is a regular argument between us, I know he works hard at his job, but he is neglecting his precious boys, and the small amount of time we have with them while they are young.He will do things with them, and is not all the time, but it is enough that I am concerned, and am I angry, and that anger comes out in a variety of verbal outbursts in front of the kids, please advise me, on how to break his obsession with TV. Ive threatened to put a hammer through it. I wouldnt do that, but I feel this issue is destoying our marriage. I am just mad all the time. ITs not fair to the kids. He is setting a terribe example for them, and he is teaching them how to be a dad. I would appreciate any and all advice!!!! thanks in advance. glenda
Sep 14, 2009
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Ashkenazi Lynne says:
Take the fuse out of the plug and hide any other one's you have......
Sep 14, 2009
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Sooze says:
you could try compromising with him...tell him you won't complain about him watching TV on his day off as long as he also takes a few hours to spend with you and the kids. Just going out to lunch or playing a board game......he needs to give you all some "family time".
Sep 14, 2009
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MaggieM says:
Glenda, I agree with Susan.....try talking this out with him, and reach a compromise. Getting angry and throwing words at each other, especially in front of the boys, won't help anyone.

Maybe if he knows he will have some hours without interruption, he will be more willing to devote some time to family time. If not, grab the wallet and credit cards and treat the kids and yourself to the movies, and or an amusement park, once in awhile. lol
Sep 14, 2009
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terilew says:
hehe, hide the remote control...ever notice how a man will spend 20 mins or more looking for the remote instead of just getting up and changing the channel?
If it gets to the point where you grab his wallet/credit cards and whatever and have a day out with the kids take a friend along so you not only have an extra pair of hands to help with the kids but you have an adult to talk to...that's always a good thing to have around.
Sep 14, 2009
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novice@it says:
thanks for the advice, Ive tried talking but it really doesnt work, Ill try hiding the remote now.
Sep 15, 2009
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MaggieM says:
Don't mention where you hide it, in the Forum, in case he reads this. hehehehe. Good Luck!!
Sep 15, 2009
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