My wife is similar in that she supports me and even shows some interest on occasion. She at least understands the historical context and I know some items, such as my TR banner, really do have an impact on her. It truly is a wonderful hobby in which we can all own a piece of history and we're all fortunate to be able to engage in it. My Christmas list includes some basic items from some well known dealers and she goes out and orders them so that I really have a surprise on Christmas morning.
I really do have a great wife who lets me indulge in this hobby and am truly thankful I have her. I'm also glad to see so many others on here do as well!