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20 Sex Questions to Ask Your Partner

Finding time for intimacy in medical marriages can be rough and communicating about it can be even harder.  Dr. Celeste Holbrook, a sexologist married to a physician who has dedicated her life to helping others overcome their mental blocks about intimacy, created this comprehensive list of questions to help you and your spouse be more open and honest with each other about your relationship. To listen to the full interview with Dr. Holbrook on the Married to Doctors Podcast, click...

How to Listen to the Married to Doctors Podcast

The Married to Doctors podcast is a space where people from all different backgrounds can find a community, explore solutions and share stories about the unique challenges that come from being in a relationship with someone choosing a career in the medical profession.  The host of Married to Doctors is Lara McElderry, who has been navigating the medical world for the last sixteen years as she’s supported her husband through medical school, residency, a specialty change, fellowship, as well as...

4 Tips to Keep Positive When Married To a Doctor

Being a married to a physician is hard.  Whether your spouse is a medical student nervous about the future, an overworked resident, or a busy attending, the medical profession has challenges on every level.  With the busy nature of being a doctor, sometimes it can feel like your relationship is taking a backseat to your spouse’s career, and it can be easy to fall into a trap of feeling sorry for yourself.  While it’s perfectly normal to acknowledge that you...

25 Gift Ideas for Your Dr. Husband

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Our Medical School Miracle

Guest Post By Lisa Jorgensen   www.makinglifeblissful.com March 6th is a weird day for me . . . at least it has been since 2007.  It was the beginning of a process for me.  A process of change and how I looked at life.  10 years ago, while my husband was in his second year of medical school, I was hit by an intoxicated driver while I was walking on the sidewalk with my little 3 year old son.  We happened...

Your Dr. Spouse is a Hero: A Touching Thank You Letter From a Mom

This post was originally published on March 21, 2016, by Christina Schuetz. To the woman behind the man behind the mask: An open letter to the wife of my daughter’s heart surgeon This letter is dedicated to all spouses and family members of pediatric cardiac surgeons who give up so much to give us so much.  My daughter took twenty-three days to recover from her first open-heart surgery. I was able to say thank you to the man who performed that surgery dozens of...

7 Things to Consider When Choosing A Medical Specialty

Some medical students know exactly what type of medicine they want to specialize in on the first day of medical school, but a lot of students find that they have many different interests and have a hard time deciding what type of specialty will be the best fit for them.  If you’re in a relationship with someone going to medical school, you know how important and stressful choosing a specialty can be, for them and for your relationship.  Discussing the...

We’re Moving Again….How to Deal With Relocation Depression

Being in a relationship with someone who is trying to become a physician can often require you to live in several different places in a relatively short amount of time.  While moving can be exciting and give you opportunities for new experiences, it can also be challenging to have to repeatedly leave friends behind and have to adjust to living in a new area.  Here are a few tips to make the transitions a little easier. Give yourself time to...

Why is Being Married to A Doctor So Hard?

If you’re married to a doctor, you may have found yourself asking this question more than once.  Especially since medical careers tend to have higher rates of job security and financial stability, a lot of people may assume you have an easy life and shouldn’t have anything to complain about.  But even though being married to a doctor has many benefits, there’s no denying that supporting a spouse on their medical journey is a tough job.  Here are a few...