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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Therapists Seeing More ‘Divorce By Triathlon’

When people train to compete in events like the 2008 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, is it hurting their marriages? (AP)

Conflict over how much a spouse exercises “is getting more and more couples into my office,” says Cincinnati marriage and family therapist Karen Gail Lewis.

And that’s especially true when one half of a couple is a triathlete who trains for hours almost every day, and the other spouse becomes “an exercise widow/-er.” We speak with Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin Helliker, who has written an article called “A Workout Ate My Marriage.”


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