We all know writing is a very personal process, and first drafts should be kept to yourself. A supportive and encouraging partner (husband, wife, boy/girlfriend) should make an effort to respect a writer's space and not attempt to intrude on or inspect the process. I have been having real troubles lately with the woman in my life. She has little interest in literature or stories. Not even in film or television. And she thinks my writing time is a dalliance and should be better used improving various parts of our life together, home, health, career. I have made attempts to involve her in my writing by giving her books she might enjoy, or giving her stories I have written. I have even bought her a good notebook to take down her thoughts. But it all seems to have worked against me, and has made her more set against my use of time and our shared computer. Ending a relationship with someone because of lack of support seems excessive. Working around the problem and finding personal time to write seems a better plan. However, this leaves me feeling like I am being unfaithful. I feel a need for freedom to write, and can't achieve this. As a result I feel contempt and annoyance towards a woman I chose to accept into my life.