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But she says, ‘Look, I’m not happy when you’re not around.’
This shocks me. Can't be healthy.

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This shocks me. Can't be healthy.
Yup, for your wife to love you and want to be with you as often as possible cannot be healthy. Nope, not at all. Brilliant thinking from a real genius.


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Yup, for your wife to love you and want to be with you as often as possible cannot be healthy. Nope, not at all. Brilliant thinking from a real genius.
Stop putting words in my mouth. I'm only saying it's not healthy to have your happiness revolve around one person.

She's saying she can't be happy when she's not around Roger. A person should be able to find happiness in multiple places.

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This shocks me. Can't be healthy.
What? How is it unhealthy to love your spouse so much and be unhappy when they're not around? More marriages should be like this.

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Stop putting words in my mouth. I'm only saying it's not healthy to have your happiness revolve around one person.

She's saying she can't be happy when she's not around Roger. A person should be able to find happiness in multiple places.
But you should never be completely happy when your spouse is not around. If you're enjoying a good vacation and enjoying good food in other places, you are happy in that moment but deep inside you're thinking "I wish my wife/husband was here to enjoy this with me."

I don't think Mirka means that she's totally unhappy and wallowing in depression whenever Roger is not around, she's just saying her happiness is not complete. Nor should it be. A husband/wife is called your "better half" for a reason.
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Very good interview. I'd buy a book from Roger. Heck, he could probably write it himself without much help.

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What? How is it unhealthy to love your spouse so much and be unhappy when they're not around? More marriages should be like this.



But you should never be completely happy when your spouse is not around. If you're enjoying a good vacation and enjoying good food in other places, you are happy in that moment but deep inside you're thinking "I wish my wife/husband was here to enjoy this with me."

I don't think Mirka means that she's totally unhappy and wallowing in depression whenever Roger is not around, she's just saying her happiness is not complete. Nor should it be. A husband/wife is called your "better half" for a reason.
Not complete is a better way to put it, but that's not what the quote says. Although I agree it's probably out of context.

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http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post...nnis/65231157/

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Very nice interview. Roger always gives lovely answers.

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Stop putting words in my mouth. I'm only saying it's not healthy to have your happiness revolve around one person.

She's saying she can't be happy when she's not around Roger. A person should be able to find happiness in multiple places.
I know how she feels. I don't feel "right" until my husband and kids are at home. Besides, the woman is smart. Don't think she should let a catch like that be by himself with all those women out there. Can you imagine how many of them throw themselves at him? Fed's got a great support system. Wife, kids AND parents to watch out/over him.
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he'd better be taking notes for a book after retirement. bestseller for sure.
really hope so as well, definitely going to be the GOAT sports book

great read, thanks for posting

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Good, balanced article with decent questions not centered just on tennis.
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jab at djokovic/nadal imo.
A big ego goes with the job requirements of being at the top of any sport or profession. You really have to believe your are better then the rest ( or at least as good) to win on a regular basis. Self doubt is often what separates those from who win and those who don't. It's been for example Murry's problem.

Wasn't so much a jab, as his belief he can still beat them.
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Damn! WSJ forgot to ask Roger when he sold his soul to the devil.
WSJ forgets to ask that to all of the people they interview

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