It's almost the same with DH and I. He is no way a horse person, but says nothing about the time/money I spend on them, or going with friends riding, for the day, weekend, whatever. I'm really LOW maintainence. I don't need fancy purses, shoes, clothes. Give me jeans and a tshirt and I'm good! lol
He does things for me that I don't ask for, he said he'd fix the metal work on the trailer, that way I'd have a trailer, instead of borrowing one, he's fixing the loafing shed, he checks the horse water more than I do! lol It's the little things. I do "car" stuff with him, and he helps in little ways with my horses. As TG said, it's respect!