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When living together with an SO how is/was TV viewing handled if you didn't necessarily want to watch the same show? Some people compromise by finding a show both people can handle which could be both people's second choice. Others alternate on whose program is on. Others watch what they want on separate TVs.

If it is something I don't want to watch, I am not going watch it. If we can't find something we both enjoy, I'll watch something on another TV or find something else to do. But this was really not an issue very often.

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pinklipstick2

Jul 16 @ 12:00PM  
No, that was never a big problem. Now if it was sports on tv always had a book or 2 or 3 going .
Strega

Jul 16 @ 1:28PM  
That reminds me of when I was a kid and we had 1 tv in the house. Saturday and Sunday were sports, sports and more sports and my dad hogged the tv all weekend. LOL

These days if I do not want to watch it, I don't. There is more than one tv in the house and I have a computer to play on. So for me it is seperate.
Wordsofwit

Jul 16 @ 2:16PM  
There is no doubt that we have many more options today compared to our "Leave it to Beaver" times. We have the computer, cable, DVDs/videos, more TV sets, TIVO, etc. Do you think that our grandkids, even our children can envision that world when there was six TV channels or less? I doubt it
flavorbuster

Jul 16 @ 2:34PM  
I will not be rude & change the channel if she is already into a program but she is very submissive with the remote & gives me the reigns to it. With her being generous sparks more arguments than if I was to just take over the remote. I don't think it's fair for her to be halfway into a show & give up the T.V. when I get home but she always does & we end up fussing in a generosity battle.
girlcountry

Jul 16 @ 4:18PM  
I'll either sit and watch it or go into another room and quilt...or sit with him and read a book. The only time that happens if he's watching the race or I'm watching an old movie...although he has gotten into a few of them lately!
StraddleMyNose

Jul 16 @ 4:52PM  
There would be two tv's in the house, so there should never be a problem. Sure, I'll maybe watch a show or movie with her that she likes that I can tolerate, and vice versa. But there would be a lot of shows and movies that we will be watching together that we both like.
sugarnspice005

Jul 16 @ 6:25PM  
Never had that problem. If someone is watching something I don't want to watch, I'll watch whatever it is I want to watch on another set.
PinkToeNails

Jul 16 @ 6:45PM  
When I was married it was whatever HE wanted to watch! These days though I watch what I want to... but if anyone is here I am willing to negotiate. If I did have a significant other I would compromise or go into my room and watch TV or a movie... doesn't matter to me... But I have high speed internet now... I can watch whatever I want on the computer and plug in the headphones.. dont' make a shit to me!
onehornytoad69

Jul 16 @ 7:21PM  
When I was Married... I was Married!!!!!!...
I Loved my Wife with all of my Heart...Body and Soul!!!
It was no longer what I wanted! TV or anything else!!!
We were One!!!
We liked to watch shows on TV....then....that Neither one of us watch now!!!
We "made" US.....
Now I'm alone....... After 8 years apart..... I like different shows...and so does she!!!
When 2 hearts are together....Its not the Show you are watching....Its the Person you are with!!!
I'm sure WoW will take Pokes at this...well its his blog...

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