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If you or a loved one is in the medical field then the term “burnout” is most likely familiar to you. Burnout among medical professionals is on the rise recently due to a lot of factors – increased work hours, lower staffing, increased acuity of patients, almost no tolerance for mistakes from management,  etc etc. I felt the effects of burnout myself when I was working as a nurse.

Physician burnout specifically  is a very real thing now and it’s causing a lot of problems for physicians and the patients they care for.

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Man. I have been away from writing for waaaaay too long! Why have I been MIA for so long? What has kept me from this hobby I enjoy so much? From interacting with all of you fellow doctor’s wives? I’ll tell ya.

We all come from different backgrounds. Different childhoods and families. And we are all in different phases of this crazy medical journey. But one thing that I KNOW we all have in common is that life throws all of us curveballs.

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Everyone wants happiness in their life, right? That’s obvious. People will go to great lengths to do things or buy things that they believe will make them happy.

But the sad thing is, every single person does something every single day that destroys their happiness in an instant. It can take the joy right out of you and make you resentful, dissatisfied, angry or depressed.

This daily, awful thing that we do to ourselves is we compare ourselves to others.

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We are all so busy. If your husband is a doctor or a medical student like mine is, a lot of the demands of daily life fall on your shoulders due to his demanding schedule. It can be a crazy juggling act trying to manage it all. It can leave you feeling frustrated, burned out, and just flat-out done.

I go through periods of feeling like I’m living in utter chaos to actually having control over my life and my time.

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Summer is officially here! I know when most of us think of summer images of swimming in the pool, beach trips, hiking, and going on family vacations come to mind.

But for a large portion of doctor’s wives, the summer season also means moving season. Whether you are moving for medical school, residency, or that first job, moving to a new city brings with it a lot of changes and a lot of stress.

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Editor’s Note – This post is a bit more brazen that my usual posts on this blog. If you aren’t in the mood for someone to just tell you straight up how it is (with some occasional sass) then you might want to just skip over this one. Or, now that you’re crazy curious, you can just read it anyway. 

When people find out I am a doctor’s wife there is always a comment.

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