Amusia, not amusing...
April 26, 2012 11:26 PM Subscribe
It's getting more and more difficult to evade being honest, but I don't want to hurt him! The truth? My boyfriend of three years (and man I absolutely love) is a terrible... terrible
posted by thatbrunette to Human Relations (75 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
The worst part is that he truly loves music. He's not looking to start a band or turn music into a career, so I don't feel that by indulging his now and again vocal acts of tone-deafness is leading him into a potentially life-altering mistake. He does, however, ask how a song sounds, and there are only so many times I can say "Your guitar playing was PERFECT" (which is true; he's actually a great guitar player) without him catching on.
But it's bad. It's not even salvageablely bad. Sometimes he'll record himself and I wait for it to click and for him to realize...but it never happens. And he wants so badly to sing, and I want for him to be able to. What do I do? We have an honest relationship, but there's a difference between "Am I putting on a little weight?" or "Is there something in my teeth?" and "Do I sound like a cat doused in water?"