The Junk In His Trunk
Yes, his collection of Game of Thrones figurines is super-weird, but if you love him, make room for it.
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It’s common for men to have some kind of collection—comic books, Star Wars action figures, superhero paraphernalia—that they bring with them into a relationship. These things can seem childish, and their partners may not understand the desire to have such items displayed prominently around the house, especially when they clash with the décor (which, let’s be honest, they almost always do).
If you find yourself wringing your hands over all this “junk,” here are five hints for dealing with your man’s collection, and using it to make your relationship stronger.
- Learn more about the subject of the collection. You might not be able to tell Spider-Man from Ant-Man, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. Ask your partner to explain some of the specifics of his particular obsession. He’ll appreciate that you’re showing an interest in something that’s important to him, and who knows—you might just end up liking it.
- Recognize the emotional attachment. As Psychology Today points out, collecting is a way of expressing creativity. But there’s often a deeper emotional reason for accumulating this stuff, as well. Maybe those Star Wars figures remind him of happy times in childhood…
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