By Pat Tucker
Author of Football Widows
Does Sunday fill you with dread? Football season can be a difficult time of year for non-sports lovers (and though many of us ladies-40 percent of NFL viewers are women-love our football, let's admit it: It's not for everyone). Game days can be among the loneliest times in their lives. But they can survive the season as long as they remember that there's life outside the huddle.
Have a solid game plan. The old adage "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" could be quite effective. But in order to do that, you must learn about the game. The NFL hosts "Football 101" classes in most major cities. Often times, players will make an appearance to help with instruction. If you're the type who jumps all the way in, familiarize yourself with favorite teams; learn the positions, and the names of some of the key players. This way you'll be ready to watch the game with your loved one. If a do-it-yourself approach is better for you, there are aRead More »from How to Cope with Football Abandonment Issues