Tips for dating a pro athlete

21-Oct-2015 11:50

I dated and then married a top amateur Ironman triathlete.

If your partner is a dedicated triathlete, he will spend anywhere from 15 to 25 hours each week training. Long-lasting love is also about compromise and supporting each other’s differences.Then this past year he started getting signed with different teams and working his way up and he's been gone all season. He's constantly on the road and in different cities, he has appearances with women wanting to meet and get pictures, etc but most of all I think it's just hard because even though we are constantly in contact it feels like he's living a life I'm not a part of.We talked about it before he left and even though I was the more skeptical one he assured me we would make it work. And I will give him credit...he's a good christian guy who doesn't drink at all, he rarely goes out and he goes above and beyond to make me feel loved and included but no matter how many hard he tries I feel like we're leading two separate lives.I love him very much but it definitely makes me appreciate the boring guys with good nine-to-fives...: ( yer and just like you I knew him when he was just regular ol Michael.Let’s also assume that your partner is not a professional triathlete so add on a 40-plus-hour workweek. Of course, you can make yourself and your partner miserable by resenting them, the sport and everything and everyone to do with it, but that doesn’t make much sense, does it?

I see and know all these girls who dream of being able to meet their favorite athlete and have that fantasy, whirlwind romance but I can say from experience it's not all its cracked up to be!

I met my boyfriend before he started playing pro-baseball and we had a wonderful relationship.

He was home all the time, we spent holidays together, we rarely had disagreements and I can honestly say it was the best relationship I've ever had.

Now I can hardly recognize him because I could cclearly asee that wasn't who I fell in love with in high school.

He never even call me and I know there is another girl that's occupying his time.

Ifthe little tv time hes getting hnow is making him do that I can't even imagine how hes gonna act when and if he goes pro.