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The Injured Athletes Club

Mar 9, 2023

“Any suggestions on how to deal with family or a spouse telling you that you should quit your sport?”



This week, co-host and mental skills coach Carrie Jackson answers a question from listener Marvin, who’s wondering how to handle a loved one who expresses a view that, for many athletes, is very difficult to hear.


Most often, your family and friends really do want what’s best for you. That’s where their concern about whether you should continue in your sport comes from, Carrie says. But hearing the suggestion from those whose opinion means the most, just at the time you’re contemplating these questions yourself, can feel “soul-crushing.”


In her answer, Carrie explains how—and why—to have this important conversation, so you can both work through your own fears and trauma to reach the other side.


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