I have found one of the best practices for my recovery is to ignore the tv. Hal enjoys watching the morning info-porn programs that I detest. The last thing I want to see or hear is a bunch of empty-headed idiots sitting around and trying to act like they know or care about me. Their lame jokes and forced laughter make me almost physically ill.
I will dit with Hal, but he knows my AirPod Pros won’t come out of my ears as long as the garbage is on tv. We have learned each other’s quirks through the years, so one of these is a big deal.
Hal knows that there are times when I stop watching the tv. He understands the need to clear my mind and relax. We get through the days with no problems.