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Author Topic: How does your SO react to your collections?  (Read 918 times)

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Offline Aflame

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Re: How does your SO react to your collections?
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2021, 05:29:50 PM »
My OH collects stuff to do he doesn’t mind and has been to every pony con with me , I don’t care who knows either if they think it’s stupid it’s their problem they just jealous they don’t have anything to collect

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Re: How does your SO react to your collections?
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2021, 06:41:29 PM »
My boyfriend is pretty supportive, listens to me when I talk about ponies and got me some ponies that I couldn't easily get myself.
He even said that it's nice that I have some passion like that but he does try and ask me to not spend too much money on them  ^^;
He's also interested in starting his own collections (he wanted to casually collect cards and coins)

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Re: How does your SO react to your collections?
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2021, 11:55:11 AM »
My husband is pretty supportive, but not really all that interested in it. He listens to me talk about collection stuff, helps me with whatever I need, and often buys me collection pieces(often very nice and expensive items).  However, he’s not exactly excited about ponies, and he’s not a fan of the space issues it causes.  When we bought our house, he gave me the third bedroom for a pony room with the understanding that the ponies stay in there and out of the rest of the house.  It worked well for both of us. I got my pony room to do whatever I want with, and he gets a house free of pastel plastic clutter. 

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Re: How does your SO react to your collections?
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2021, 08:30:17 PM »
"I feel an urge to run" - An unsuspecting date who got invited to Sundaygirls apartment. It was said jokingly but he was a bit shocked facing my collection.

"If you ever find a pony you don't already have, I want you to know I'm COMPLETELY fine with you buying it". - Ex boyfriend. You mean like a couple of ponies every month, right? And do you honestly think I have almost all the ponies in the world? And by the way, who asked for your permission?

"Is that all you got?" - sundaygirls SO the first time he saw the collection. Yep, he is the one.

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Re: How does your SO react to your collections?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2021, 03:38:45 PM »
Oh, my husband and I are grudgingly accepting of each other's hobbies and collections because it buys us each the right to collect without complaint on the other's part. I'm sure he thinks my stuff is stupid, and I think his is uninteresting, but there is this tacit agreement never to mention how much it annoys us because the arguement could just be thrown back in the other's face.

I collect ponies and American Girl stuff. He thinks they are a little creepy because they have faces that look at him. I don't display the dolls, but they take up a lot of space. The only time he gets irritable is when stuff starts overflowing and looking messy. Ponies took over the bathroom linen closet before I finally packed them up. The space on my side of the bed (unfortunately in front of the closet, which is 75% his) gets pretty bad. When he started to say something about it, I pointed out that not one single square inch of this house is mine and mine alone, and that I can't park in our 3-car garage  because his 1950's Packard and all his tools and guns take up all the space. The answer was pretty much, 'touchè'.

Basically, we just need a house with a more efficient use of space.

He has said that he is glad I have interests, and is supportive of them in some ways. I think he's more interested in and supportive of my hobby of customizing than he is of my collecting (aka: acquiring more stuff that takes up space); he seems genuinely intrigued when I show him something I made, and once he even found a custom of a fall-colored Gusty he saw online and sent it to me. Unfortunately, after a recent surgery, customization is out of the question for me for a while, as I don't have the full use of my arm yet. So he offered to give me $200 to spend at the American Girl benefit sale, saying that it 'gives me something to do and be excited about.'

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Re: How does your SO react to your collections?
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2021, 04:23:05 AM »
1) My collections are no secret. If you know me, you know of at least one of them.
2) My husband started dating me after knowing about the collections and seeing them in person. He knew what he was getting in to.
3) Both of us have massive collections of various things. This does become a slight dynamic in the house/houses we have lived in over the years but just have to figure out where all the stuff goes.

Now, from a work point of view, it is not a secret that I collect things but I do tend to use the term "memorabilia" and "collection" vs "toys".


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