To WizardOfOz (and others).
My wife has always shared or initiated my new hobbies. She has built amplifiers, modified motorcycles and cars, and encourages all of my squandering of our monies. She loves music, gadgets and gear and works on her own computers.
I have learned not to say “is this not cool?” pointing at an absurdly priced audio gear since she will respond with a simple “get it.” If my interests were meth…
In either case, it is a symbiosis that works. Since it is how things are, I am uncertain how I would feel about bargaining for decor or reciprocity of purchases.
So far, she’s a keeper. I only hope she sticks with her education long enough to complete high school.