With non-essential businesses shut down and unemployment levels rising at an unprecedented rate, the coronavirus pandemic has left millions of Americans scrambling to figure out how they’ll manage financially.

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“It has also left people struggling with the emotional toll of feeling they are letting down their families,” says Dr. Phil.

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Steele Johnson, who won a 2016 Silver medal in diving at the 2016 Olympics, says his wife’s wedding photography business has dried up, and now, with the postponement of the 2020 Olympics until 2021, he doesn’t know whether he can afford to continue to train.


“How am I going to pursue a full-time job now – because we can’t just wait another year - and how am I going to train full time on top of that too?” he asks Dr. Phil.

“Every choice comes with a cost,” Dr. Phil responds. Watch the video above to find out what he says about the importance of learning how to negotiate with your spouse.

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