It is a tough call when your wife/SO is not fully on-board with your meat hobby. Mine isn't and gives me a lot of grief about my "excessive" cooking equipment (her words, not mine).
I have taken reasonable steps to keep he peace, but I have not conceded too much ground.
I tell her (usually in front of her friends), "I don't gamble, chase women, or do drugs, so there are worse things I could be doing than play with meat."
It doesn't always work, but I am better off than most of my friends.
Klose 20 x 48, Stainless Performer, Smokey Joe Platinum, stainless hibachi, coal rotisserie, cinderblock hog cooker