CrossFit Spouses: The Wives Of Top Athletes Share Their 2012 Experience

CrossFit Spouses: The Wives Of Top Athletes Share Their 2012 Experience

CrossFit Spouses: The Wives Of Top Athletes Share Their 2012 Experience

By the time I got home from work, my husband had already gotten into bed with one of our other friends. His name was Nick and he lives just around the corner from us. He’s a very popular guy at school, but not so much at home where he is considered a loner. I guess it makes sense since most of his friends are girls or young women. (He once told me that he wanted to marry a girl when he grew up) Anyway, he’s always been interested in fitness and sports.

He’s really good at everything except for lifting weights. I think he’d make a great weightlifter if only his parents would let him do it!

I’m not sure what happened between us last night, but we’ve been having some problems lately. Last night, after we finished watching TV, he started making out with another girl named Heather. She wasn’t even here yet; she was still sleeping in her room. I tried to tell him that they were supposed to go get something to eat later, but he wouldn’t listen. Apparently he didn’t want to spend any more time alone with Heather because shortly thereafter he went back into his room and came out holding hands with her while kissing her on the lips.

He then told her that he loved her.

He doesn’t even like Heather that much, so I have no idea what happened. It’s not like I’m jealous or anything (okay maybe a little) but it’s just so weird that he would do such a thing. He’s never done anything like this before now. In fact, I’ve never known him to act like this around any of our friends before.

I know he likes to watch girls on TV and in movies because I’ve seen the way he stares at them, but that’s normal for a teenage boy, right?

Maybe I should have a talk with him about our relationship. I feel like I should confront him before things get even more out of hand.

What do you think I should do? Should I talk with him or just avoid him for awhile?


Confused in California

Dear Confused,

I think this situation is a little different from the others. Your husband never really gave me any details of what was going on, so I can only judge by what you told me and what you should do about it. Usually I tell people to hold off on coming to any conclusions until things have calmed down a bit. It’s possible that your husband is going through a phase or something. I would say to just avoid him for a while and see how he acts when you start talking to him again.

Now that I’ve answered your question I think it’s only right that I answer some of mine. You didn’t really mention anything about yourself and I’m sure you’re dying to talk about yourself to someone (preferably someone that will listen). So fire away!

Yours in Confusion,

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Confounded in California

Dear Confounded,

Thanks for replying to me. I’d love to talk about myself to someone that will listen (and read)! My name is Alison and I’m 17 years old. My birthday is coming up in May and I can’t wait! I’ll finally be an adult… or something like one anyway.

My mom doesn’t really keep a tight leash on me anymore and it’s great.

There’s some stuff that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now, but I can’t ever do any of them. Well I could, but I don’t have the money to really do them well or properly.

Do you think if I ask my mom really really nicely and promise that I’ll save every penny that she’ll give me some money to help me out?

I really want a car. My friends all drive and come and go as they please. I have to walk or get the bus. The bus only takes me halfway to where I need to go most of the time and by then I have to walk the rest of the way, which makes me late. Late for work and late for school. It would really help if I had a car so I wouldn’t be as late all the time. Then I might actually have enough time to clean my room too! See, I need a car.

I’ll try asking my mom, but I don’t think she’ll give me any money. She won’t even let me get a job! She says that she needs me to take care of my little brother and sister while she’s at work. That’s probably why she’ll say no. She doesn’t want to risk them getting hurt if I take them with me and something bad happens.

Can I still ask though?


Your pen pal,


PS – You should ask your parents for some money too! You sound like you have as many expenses as I do. Thanks again!

Dear Alison,

Don’t worry about it. I’ll figure something out. My parents are pretty cheap, so I’m sure that they wouldn’t want to fork over money to me anyway. They might have a fit if they knew I was asking them for money! My mom is a teacher and my dad’s a cop.

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They’re both always bitching about how they don’t make as much money as everyone thinks they do. Pleasure talking to you Alison.

Yours truly,

Confused in California

Dear Confused,

I’ve got great news! My mom caved in and let me get a job! She said that I can have a job, but I have to pay for everything myself. She helped me fill out an application at a restaurant in town and they said that I could start working soon after I turn sixteen. I’m so happy!

Now I can finally do the things I’ve wanted to do for so long!

Do you think you’ll have enough money to by a car now?

You should ask your parents if they’ll help you out. My mom only agreed to help me after I promised her that I would pay for everything by myself. She says that she’ll help me with my other siblings, but I have to take care of myself. You should try asking your parents too. Your mom might say yes, mine already said yes to me.

I’ve got to go, my mom is calling me. Thanks again for all your help and talk to you later!

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