November 19, 2012 Alicia Castro 8Comment

I dislike watching TV with friends and family because I feel sad inside while everyone else is enjoying what they’re seeing and hearing. While we’re watching TV, I pretend that I enjoy what I hear and see. I’ve done this for many years, but I’m tired of feeling this way. I no longer want to feel sad and pretend to hear what I can’t hear.

I watch TV alone when nobody is home because I can add the subtitles and raise the volume without any interruption. Everyone in my family hates to watch TV with subtitles so I decided to stop watching TV with them including friends. I wish people would know that I feel afraid and uncomfortable to ask them if I may add the subtitles. I no longer ask if it’s okay to add subtitles because everyone complains. Imagine what I feel while everyone else is laughing, smiling, and sharing about what they just watched. Now a day, I rarely watch TV. Let’s just say, I follow the news online and wait for new episodes to appear on Netflix with subtitles included.

8 thoughts on “I Watch TV in Silence with Friends and Family

  1. I like watching TV with subtitles. You can come watch TV with me anytime! I accepted your request on LinkedIn, in case you were wondering who this stranger is posting on your blog.

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      You are awesome! I would love to watch TV with subtitles with you. Thanks for the wonderful invitation 🙂 I’m so glad to hear we connected through LinkedIn. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Hi, I can totally relate to you on this one. I always pretend I hear what’s going on on a TV show or movie. It is really frustrating though how much I really miss. Luckily, I have Netflix which offers subtitles, but some of the other programs we use do not provide them. Sorry, I know this is an old post. I just started my blog and I also suffer from hearing loss, and I’m trying to get up to date on some of your posts :). Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

    1. Yes, I enjoy watching Netflix too. I watch korean tv series. Primarily because I do not understand the language and it’s fun to follow in captions. I’m very happy you visited and commented on my blog. Feel free to write me whenever you need help or motivation. Thank you for encouraging me and reminiding me to continue blogging. Sometimes I feel stressed out but I need to regain my strenght and remind myself that I started this journey blog to heal and help others heal. Welcome and I look forward to reading your posts too. Have a wonderful day Rebecca!

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