Can poker players have normal relationships?
So I just read an interesting article about a guy who has had a few failed relationships he attributes to his love for poker. What do you guys think? Can poker players have normal relationships?
If you have normal gf, who goes to work, the problem is this: She wakes up. Goes to work. You wake up. You start playing. She ends working, you are either in the middle or you are starting. She goes to bed. You are playing. You go to bed and jerk off :). Another problem is, that poker players (especially MTT grinders) dont really know, how will it be in future. I said to my GF : "I will be probably millionaire in several years. But there is smaller probabilty, that I will have to quit poker and find some average job." Well, it was honest, but that relaionship took only 2 months since then... Imo it is difficult to have relationship, as an average poker player. It is probably easier for rich poker stars.
'Can' is one thing, 'will' is another. When I was a full time player I was a bit of an addict. I thought about it too much when I was spending days with my girlfriend. The problem is that it is too time consuming and too stressful, so you need to have the finances to support a balanced weekly rota, and a strong mindset that frees you from 'baggage'. Otherwise, just get a part time job :D
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