So, I adore my boyfriend. Love him more than anything. We’re moving into our first apartment together and we’re so excited and happy.
There’s only one thing that’s an issue, and he hasn’t even realized it’s an issue…
He doesn’t seem to respect my spiritual path at all. He will interrupt me in the middle of spiritual practice (to the point that I don’t even practice when he’s around) as if what I’m doing is insignificant. He will put random stuff on my altar, like his cell phone or the screws he’s using to fix something, as if it’s just a regular side table as opposed to a sacred space. There was one incident when we were in Maui, I was walking a seaside labyrinth in meditation and song, thinking he wouldn’t bug me since he was off taking pictures of the ocean, but when I got to the middle of the labyrinth and sat down to give my offerings, he just waltzed right through the labyrinth, stepping over the lines, to come bug me and ask me when I was going to be ready to leave.
I’ve tried talking to him about this, but he gets massively irritated and can’t seem to understand why I feel his actions are so insensitive and disrespectful.
I don’t want to have to put my spirituality on hold all the time when he’s home (he’s a fisherman, so he goes away a lot), but I don’t want to get into an argument with him every time I want to do a ritual or spell or a meditation.
Does anyone have any suggestions?