Playing fair during finals
PERTH WITH both WA football teams in contention for the Grand Final this AFL season, football fever has well and truly hit.
But what if you’re a die-hard Freo supporter, and your other half barracks for West Coast?
Curtin University clinical fellow and relationship expert Amanda Lambros has some tips to ensure peace reigns supreme at home.
She said there was no reason for partners to separate themselves when a game was on unless their teams are facing off and neither party can handle the heat.
“Be in the same room as long as the two opposing teams aren’t playing each other,” she said.
“It really comes down to communication; set some limits as to what type of supporting you each are going to do and don’t go beyond what you’ve set.”
Ms Lambros recommends settings rules for ribbing, because life goes back to normal once the siren sounds.
“If you’ve decided that you can slag the other team as much as you want but once the game is done, all goes back to normal, then you have to stick to those rules of engagement,” she said.
She said it was impor-