One of the hardest things about supporting a husband with his career is figuring out how to help him when things at work get hard. When the stress starts to mount and he feels overwhelmed, what can you do? I mean, it’s not like you can go to his workplace and do his work for him, right? Or march in there and tell-off that jerk of a boss? Even though you really, really wish you could!
If your husband is a medical professional, he probably has some old white lab coats from his training years. And where are those white coats right now? Let me guess – shoved in the verrrrry back of your closet. Or folded up in a box somewhere.
I mean, he will never use it again but you definitely don’t want to get rid of it – it’s such a unique keepsake of his journey to where he is today.
If your husband is a medical student, you know how hard it can be. He is studying at all times of the day and night. He has seemingly endless tests. He has to learn the equivalent of an entire semester of a college class in two weeks. It is hard and he is often under a lot of stress.
And so you, as the wife of a medical student, have a lot to deal with!
When my DrH and I got married almost 7 years ago, we were madly in love. The newlywed stage was pure bliss. We wanted to be around each other constantly – constantly talking, constantly touching, constantly kissing – you get the idea. He was almost perfect in my eyes.
Yes when we got married there were a few hardships in the beginning. One was that because he was a night owl and I was morning person I was always begging him to come to bed with me while he wanted to stay up another hour or two.
I know some days you are nervous and you wonder how you will make this work. I know some days you are just done being a resident wife. I know some days it takes every ounce of energy you have to keep it together, and sometimes you just can’t.
One of my favorite things about summertime is spending time on the beach. Going to the beach has become a part of our regular routine ever since moving to Southern California for my DrH’s residency. We absolutely LOVE it. We go almost once a week during the summer to escape the heat and enjoy some quality family time.
But of course, as everyone knows, it is a LOT of work to get to the beach –