I am new to Aikido, just six months, but it is the best thing I have ever done. I have been welcomed with open arms to my Aikido "family" and love every moment I am able to practice.
My problem is..... my immediate family, spouse and kids totally resent every moment of Aikido.
I get snide remarks if I am tired and want to go to bed early,
eg.("If it was Aikido night you wouldn't be tired, you would be out") and ("a seminar? are you serious???, you are getting way too involved!!")
When I get home, my spouse acts like I have commited a grave sin and my teenaged kids are starting to take the same tone.
I don't want to give it up just to sit at home like a "good wife" but if I don't get some support, I am going to have a meltdown.