I’ve been married for 11 years now.
I gave up on the hobby 6 years ago. Every time we moved into a bigger place my collection had less place to be displayed, until I couldn’t have it anywhere. You can only fight and argue so much about it, and to be honest, our home is hers to decorate. I could carve out a man cave, but where? I’ve bought like 1 or 2 figures here and there but after some time away, it doesn’t hold the same wonder and feeling as it used to. Especially after having kids.
That said, in time you will find a new place to display your hobby. It was my cubicle, and I have a great display there. But after some time, once you’re making 90k to 100k, do you really want to show off your “toys” to the higher ups?
There’s a few directors at my job who hide their power levels, and their offices are professional looking with 1 or 2 Geeky items. I’m getting to that point, where I love my revoltechs, but I like being known for my profession first and a toy guy second.
My advise to you is to consider your future. Right now toy collecting is a large part of your identity, are you willing to trade some of that or most of that for a new identity as a boyfriend?This won’t be the last time you will need to consider this. If I were you, re-examine your relationship with the hobby, and find a way to make it fit your life now and in the future