My husband was raised in a family who "valued" physical labor and devalued intelectual work. It's gotten better, but he did NOT understand my need
to read regularly. He didn't know anyone who used a library (which is bullshit, because one of his cousins is a librarian) or read anything that they "didn't have to." He complains that he has to read technical manuals at work all day and "can't" read for pleasure (aside from the "articles" in Playboy or sports magazines.)
I think it's combination of his having ADHD and being raised with a resentment of intellectuals (Oh, did his parents have a field day with the fact that I had and continued my education when I married him. Women are made to clean houses, I guess.)
It's still a problem a little, but he realizes it's a huge part of my personality and I NEED to read to stay sane. I also don't worship silly "busy work" like his family does. If something needs to be done, that's one thing, but they would make things up that didn't need to be done, just so they could talk about "how hard I work." Such bullshit, time spent doing things that didn't make a difference when they could have been improving their minds.
His father didn't even finish High School and had a brother who was completely illiterate. THAT I don't understand. My father was a college professor and I was raised to value thought
and the written word.