Husband’s obsession not music to wife’s ears



December 10, 2018 - 10:10 AM

Dear Carolyn: My husband enjoys playing music in our home. He recently installed speakers throughout the house and in our yard as well. Now we have music on ALL the time, at levels that prohibit conversation. I have moderate hearing loss in one ear as well, so the kids and I are constantly shouting at one another to be heard over the music. And in the yard, I just want to hear birds and breezes, not blaring music.

My husband gets annoyed when I ask him to turn it down/off and the music goes down momentarily and then right back up.

Is there a way we can coexist peacefully? He tried wearing headphones but it felt like he was living apart from us. — Not Music to My Ears

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