Being a doctor’s wife has it’s ups and downs. Yes there are the long work hours, the unpredictable schedule, and the seemingly endless years of training. Yes our husband’s job is stressful and often they come home exhausted and emotionally unavailable. But there are some great things about being married to a doctor that I sometimes take for a granted. I try to remember these things when times get hard. Because really, not everyone gets to be married to such amazing people who also happen to be doctors.
It’s the end of July. For a lot of medical families, that means you recently moved to a new place or are about to move soon – either for medical school, residency, fellowship, or your “It Gets Better” job.
If you moved already, you have probably already found out that your kids are not doing so well. Moving is a hard adjustment for everyone, and your kids are no exception. No matter what age they are,
If you are a medical student or resident or a doctor’s wife, you already know that finances are tight. It can be stressful to figure out how to live on a resident’s salary or how to minimize medical school debt during the training years.
For starters, if you are a medical student you aren’t earning any money yet – you are spending it all on tuition. As I’m sure you are well aware.
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.
Congratulations! You and your husband got accepted to medical school! Seriously, that is a huge deal. There are thousands of people who apply to medical school every year and only a handful get accepted at each school. The fact that you are attending medical school is a huge accomplishment.
I remember when we were applying to medical school. It was a time of nervousness, hope, lots of prayers, a lot of rejections, and a lot of waiting for that one magical,
Parenting. Guys, it is hard. And I have a newsflash for you. Sorry for the honesty, but you are NOT a perfect parent. In fact, you royally mess up as a parent – often. I don’t even know you, but I know this about you for a fact.
Wanna know why? Because I’m one of those imperfect parents, right along with you. Because every single parent makes mistakes. Every single parent makes choices regarding their children that they regret.