Sports are a great way to meet new people, and it guarantees you will always have a topic of conversation. But when sports are your career, things can get a little tricky. You travel a lot, competitions, training camps and the rest. Of course, this takes time out of anything else. It is hard to keep a stable and healthy relationship when you are jetting around the world to do your job. No serious partner will ever ask you to quit your job, but here are some pointers that will help you make things easier, and maintain a healthy relationship.
Use your time wisely
This works for both the already committed man and for the man looking to find love. If you take five minutes out of your day to send her a text, or a call, just a small gesture, it will go a long way. Also, if you are trying an internet dating website to find love, you can do the same. A couple of minutes to reply to a message is all it takes. It is also about finding time for her, you are off somewhere else, and have left her at home. Yes, what you are doing is a great achievement, but it does not make it more important than her day. So take the time to listen to her day, and talk about yours as little as possible.
Keep the ego away from home
While nobody is going to take away your achievements as a sportsman, when you are home with your loved ones you are her boyfriend, a father or a partner. Those titles come before any title you may have won on the playing field. You are two humans who want to share their lives together, not one of you is above the other. And it is totally the same on the internet. Don’t lie or be ashamed of what you do, but don’t make it seem that you are better because of what you do. Whilst this is very important when it comes to partners, it also works with friends too. Find friends who don’t care for what you do. There is nothing worse that you are talking sport with your friends, this will make her feel excluded or that you can’t get away and be yourself.
Honesty and fidelity
You can say this is an obvious one, but it is still the most common reason for relationships with a sportsman to not work. Temptation is around every corner, renowned and loved by all those who follow your sport. That makes it easy for a sportsman to fall into the arms of another woman. You can’t let that happen. Winning is a great feeling and worthy of celebrating it, but just because you are celebrating away from home, does not mean you are single!
Show her she matters
When you talk on the phone, talk about her day. When you get back of a trip, regardless of how exhausted you are, offer to help with anything in any way. Remember, she is the most important person in your life, and you have to show her that. So as long as you stay honest, show her that is what matters, and that you are yourself, leaving your ego at training or at the competition, there are no reasons why your relationship shouldn’t be a long-lasting healthy one. You don’t have to stop doing what you love to be with who you love. It is all about how you manage it.