Streamers with Girlfriends/wives, how do you balance?

Hi! I just started streaming (regularly) and have been juggling my schedule like a madman (content creation is a huge passion project for me and I love doing it! Streaming to 1 or 0 people doesn't bother me so far).

My girlfriend has been supportive, although she's definitely not a gamer and treats it as one of my hobbies that I can have. The only thing I'm having a hard time is legitimizing the time I spend streaming and keeping a consistent schedule. It's hard for me to explain why I'm taking it seriously and being consistent with it especially when I haven't really built a community yet.

Any tips from the more experienced of streamers out there?

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