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Sports Anger And Its Effect On Families

Seven Ways To Keep Balance In Sports Enthusiasm

Season 3, Episode 134

Some families suffer emotionally because sports participation can create exaggerated, harmful emotions. At its best, sports can create a welcome diversion from the hum-drum elements of life. But at its worst, sports participation can reveal an emptiness of the soul. In this podcast we will examine how to keep sports participation in check so it remains a positive addition to family life.

Sports Anger And Its Effect On Families

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think About

In this episode, we identified that:

  • Aligning with a sports team is often associated with the need to feel superior over others.
  • Whether consciously or not, some people use sports to take their minds off the painful aspects of life.
  • A balanced approach to sports includes the realization that it is only one of many ways to find relief, happiness, and connection.

Let's Talk

“What are some examples of episodes illustrating a lopsided approach to sports participation?

What would you say is needed in those episodes that would lead to a more balanced life?”


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