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Create An Understanding With Your Mate
Time spent training can be a major conflict issue in couples where one member is an endurance athlete and the other is not. As with every potential source of conflict in a relationship, the best ways to minimize spousal training time resentment are communication and compromise.
Sit down with your mate and talk openly about the time you spend on your training. Let him or her know that spending quality time together and working out are both important to you, and you wish to balance the two in a way that makes you both happy. Describe your idea of a fair balance and then invite your mate to describe his or hers. Be willing to give a little and don’t shy away from asking your mate to give a little too.
The result of this process will be a mutually agreed upon set of expectations that will prevent conflict in the future.
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