Does your significant other read what you write?
Is it a big deal if he/she does or does not?
The reason I ask is because after a discussion this weekend I learned that a friend of mine, who also spends her free time writing, has a husband who is not interested in reading her work and this is a big bone of contention between them. It really bothers her that he won't read her stuff. When she asked me if the Captain reads my work, and I replied no, she wanted to know if it bothered me.
I didn't even have to think about it. No, it doesn't. He is supportive in every other way. He makes sure my computer works so I have the tools that I need to write. He ensures that my internet connection is up and running. When my wireless mouse stopped working I didn't have to ask him twice to go to the store and get me another one. He will pretty much do anything I ask of him.
As I have said before, I am a lucky girl. I have a great husband and if there was any research that needs to done he would be more than happy to help me with it. He will regularly inquire to my need to research different positions (what a guy). He is always willing to lend a helping hand or whatever other body part I may have need of. (His words, not mine.)
But reading is not his thing. He has struggled with dyslexia since he was a child. Knowing this, it has never occurred to me to ask him to spend his time doing something I know he struggles with. And to be honest, even if he didn't have dyslexia I don't know if I would stress about it.
We support each other in our own special styles. Here is another example. My hubs is a master gamer. He plays as often as he can and is pretty awesome at it. My love of computers stops at the shore of the internet. I have never had a desire to play computer games and I don't think that will ever change. And no, it doesn't bother him. I support his habit by making sure the cable bill is paid on time so he doesn't lose his connection to his clan.
One of the things I have learned over our many years of marriage is that support comes in different ways. So as I listened to my friend malign her hubs for his inadequacy of his support, even though he does support, just not in the way in which she would hope, it made me wonder what everyone else thinks. Do you have similar situation? Tell me.