If all that fails, Hartman says, better to just use the opportunity to get some time apart from your partner: “Go out with your friends. Have a great time! And tell everyone I said hi.” See? Killing two birds with one stone.
He doesn’t need to like yoga, you don’t need to like kneading dough
Being in a couple means getting into really weird hobbies together, like brewing craft beer in your home or speaking a private language that creeps out your friends. But while you both might get really into canning beets, it’s healthy to have some hobbies that the other person isn’t into.
If you were into #yogaSaturdays when you two first started dating, he might just have to accept that he won’t see you till after brunch. Find out what hobbies work well to share with each other, and which ones you can do separately. Just like when asking for space, you might have to be honest about what you’d prefer to keep to yourself -- if your boyfriend doesn’t know the difference between a full house and a flush, maybe shoehorning him into your weekly poker game isn’t the best idea, either financially or romantically.