How do your significant others cope?
I don't know if there is/has been a thread posted on this, but oh well. I was wondering how my fellow SSGers' significant others cope with the hobby/addiction/obsession that rules most of our lives? As for myself, I am very lucky. My soon-to-be wife takes it all in stride. She is usually more than willing to go on my crazy figure hunting binges. She will even help me rifle through all of the cluttered pegs to find what I need. If she is shopping without me, she knows what I need and readily buys it for me. I have never heard a single complaint(at least not yet) from her. How about everyone else?
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Jonboy, you are very lucky. I am surprised there have been no responses that directly address your question, but, give it time. You should marry your fiance right away, she sounds a good catch!
I have been very fortunate. When I met Mrs. JediCole she had seen the Star Wars films (only three at the time), but that was the extent of her knowledge of Star Wars. She had seen each one a single time. That was it.
And then it began. She discovered the facinating world of Star Wars merchandise. We had been married for quite a few years before she got to experience "the hunt" first hand. During the dreadful years of no new Star Wars toys, we contented ourselves with saving up to complete my collection. Yak Face was the only vintage figure I lacked, having been unaware of its existance for many, many years. And then she surprised me by secretly buying the A-Wing fighter for me. What a gal!
In more recent years she has had an active roll in both my personal collecting and our former hobby of selling as dealers at local toy shows over the last 14 years. In 2002 we became an official business and are working to grow that business to the point where it can support us both.
And she really does know her stuff when it comes to Star Wars! She is not one of these significant others who understands and/or tollerates the hobby. She also gets right into the middle of the action and can hold her own in Star Wars discussions with our good friends Sith Worm and DingoDad.