Everybody wants to date a professional athlete until they date a professional athlete. Then they realize it takes a lot of effort to maintain a relationship with someone who spends most of the time training, traveling, and sleeping. However, a successful relationship with a professional athlete is rewarding. Read these tips carefully. Remember them if you ever need them.
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May 7, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boxer Canelo AlvarezÕs girlfriend Fernanda Gomez and his daughter Maria Alvarez watch the weigh ins for the super middleweight boxing title fight at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Sometimes people can’t understand that being an athlete is more than a job. It’s a passion, it’s an obsession. Nothing can stand between an athlete and sport. Friendships have been ruined, relationships crushed, families torn apart because athletes were put in front of an impossible choice. When someone dedicates their whole life to something, they’ll choose that over anything else. If you don’t want to be disappointed, don’t make your athlete choose between you and sport, ever.
Try To Help Them Progress At What They Do
You probably can’t help your athlete progress through training unless the two of you met in some gym. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be of great help for his career. If you don’t know anything about sports, use the skill you have to help. Let’s say you’re a social media manager. You’ll help with reaching more people through social media. You may know some people who could be useful in his career, introduce them. Help however you can, use all of your skills, consider yourself a personal manager.
Don’t Put Additional Pressure on Them
Professional athletes are under enormous pressure all the time. Everything depends on their performance. All the training means nothing if they crush under pressure in the big moments. Staying calm and focused isn’t easy; that makes a difference between good and great athletes. So putting additional pressure on your partner’s back doesn’t help in any way. Cheer for your partner, don’t crush him.
Let Them Talk About Their Accomplishment in Training or Competition
Talking about training and competing is normal for athletes. They do it among themselves all the time, but you shouldn’t silence your partner when he talks about sport. Repeating what he did in training to you lets your partner relive the moment again. That’s good for their confidence and your relationship. The two of you will bond, your relationship will grow, and your partner will be a better athlete.