My ex took up professional running about 6-7y ago, about same time as we met. I’ve dated him for 5y. As his running dreams and career took off, our relationship dwindled. I supported him throughout, he strung me along. He promised me a lot and as his goals changed, dreams increased, I realised that I’ve to keep my expectations low and there came a point, I stopped expecting anything. Not even a stable life. But I don’t understand his goals anymore. He’s a fast runner, barely has any sponsors. He’s famous in my country and in Asia but is it any excuse for treating me crappily? Is it any excuse for him to take me for granted or tell me to become equally famous to progress in relationship? (He wants me to win a Nobel prize to be taken seriously and prove I’m a “gf/wife material”)
We met when we were commoners and now, after he ran the UTMB in 2018, he lost all that humility. He treats me like I’m a nothing. Do you have a partner who isn’t a professional runner? If so, how do you manage a decent relationship in spite of the number of hours you put in practicing/training?