5 Benefits of Practicing a Hobby Together

5 Benefits of Practicing a Hobby Together

Last update: 18 October, 2018

Sometimes we don’t spend as much time with our partner as we’d like. Work takes up a lot of our time and, when we get home, the last thing we want to do is leave the house again. This situation can cause distance in our relationship without us even realizing it. All this time apart can create a disconnection. If we don’t know how to deal with it, it can cause many problems. Therefore, doing a hobby together is one of the best solutions to this problem.

Not everyone has the luck or advantage of sharing similar tastes and preferences with their partner. Many times, having nothing in common can be enriching and make us learn a lot. On the other hand, having nothing in common can also be frustrating. Who wouldn’t want their partner to be as obsessed with Bon Jovi as we are? Wouldn’t you love if your partner enjoyed Western movies as much as you do?

The truth is that each relationship has good and bad things. However, a good way to make your relationship great from the start is to do a hobby together. There are so many to pick from, so you’ll definitely be able to find one that interests both of you. If it’s a hobby that one of you doesn’t know much about, use that as a great opportunity to learn new things.

When a couple has fun together, their bond becomes stronger and they get an opportunity to learn more about each other in a new setting. Sometimes, just getting a little more involved in your partner’s life and their interests can solve whatever issue you’re going through. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of practicing a hobby with your partner.

Improve trust in the relationship with a hobby

Sharing an interest or a hobby translates into spending more time together. This can strengthen feelings of intimacy and confidence. In fact, it can help facilitate a conversation about whatever problems you’re dealing with. It gives you an opportunity to comment about something important or simply express your emotions.

Trust is one of the most fundamental components of a couple. The moment it disappears, the relationship will crack and there’s usually no going back. Practicing a hobby together helps maintain that trust and friendship that slowly goes away with routine.

Laying in the grass is a hobby.

There are fewer fights

As you spend more time together doing something fun, the relationship strengthens and communication increases. What does this mean? Well, if something is bothering us about our partner, it’ll become easier for us to tell them how we feel. When we practice a hobby together, we’re sharing a goal. We wouldn’t be able to reach that goal without working as a team.

Thus, we learn to take our losses and share our happiness as a team. Because of this, pointless arguing will diminish. This happens because we become used to having our partner on our team, working with us rather than working against us.

“Love doesn’t need to be understood, it needs to be demonstrated.”

-Paulo Coelho-

Increases cohesion

Practicing a hobby together creates cohesion and increases the connection that a couple shares. This is an aspect that we often forget to tend to. We can take advantage of these moments to rekindle the flame. When we practice a hobby, we have a moment to give looks, caresses, and smiles that other more mundane activities don’t quite bring out.

You can also propose the idea of going to dinner or walking together after you practice whatever hobby you’re doing.

A couple playing video games.

Develops feelings

Many times we get so used to our partner that the magic just fades away. This happens naturally.  We don’t bother to think of new things to do and we end up getting bored. Practicing a hobby together can put an end to that feeling of boredom and get our imagination running again.

There are sports, such as skydiving, rock climbing, or bungee jumping, which are ideal for practicing as a couple. These activities trigger adrenaline and endorphins. These chemicals reignite the passion in our relationship without us even knowing it. However, these extreme activities aren’t for everyone. But don’t fret! Other types of sports such as tennis, swimming, and yoga are good options.

A couple riding bicycles.

Doing things with another person is always more fun

Practicing a hobby with another person is always more fun than doing it alone. When you do a hobby with your partner, you get double the joy.

That doesn’t mean that from this point on we should only do our hobbies with our partners. We all need our alone time. However, when we do something with someone else, we discover new points of view and experience other ways of approaching the activity.

On the other hand, practicing a hobby together should improve your life as a couple, not make it worse. There are some relationships that are past the breaking point, and sharing a hobby can actually make those worse.

In these cases, it’s best to look for another way to communicate. If necessary, you should go see a specialist. We need to make an effort if we really want to save the relationship.

However, if your relationship is already very strong, doing a hobby together will only make it stronger. This will allows you to learn from each other in a simple and straightforward way.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.