Didn't want to highjack tmarsh's marriage post, so I started this one. Kind of along the same lines though... I have known my wife for 7-1/2 years now, and been married for almost 4 years (she did not come from a hunting background). While I have always hunted... I can honestly say that I was not previously "obsessed" with the deer and turkey woods as I am now. Before I owned a bow... the firearms season was a three weekend sprint to try to make something happen. She dealt with that... and also handles turkey season OK. I was good with either of these because she always goes to her mom's in Avilla for the second weekend of each season. However, after bowhunting the last 1-1/2 seasons, and getting a muzzleloader also... I'm all about deer hunting for 3 straight months. She on the other hand... is unimpressed with the obsession. I told her last year that I would cut back this year. Due to this "compromise", I am trying to get out now as much as possible to scout, etc... and spread all of the preparation time out. It is tough to manage the time... with practices, ballgames and such, and give everyone the attention they need/deserve. In some ways, it is getting easier as my nine year old son is getting involved in hunting activities... but still tough. How do you guys "compromise" your time spent in the woods versus time with the wife and young 'uns...???