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Strong Families and Demanding Specialties: Where’s the Balance?

Episode Notes In this episode, Lara will be talking with Dr. Michael Myers, a clinical psychiatrist and the author of several books about medical marriages. Dr. Myers will discuss some of the issues that often plague medical marriages, including workaholism and resentment.  They’ll also be discussing Lara’s husband’s choice to become a surgeon and have a family. He will also answer the question, “Are all surgeons jerks?” About Dr. Myers Dr. Myers is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical...

Communicating About Sex In Your Medical Marriage

Episode Notes It’s often said that a good sex life is an important element of a good marriage, but with all the stress of being married to someone in medicine, how can we make sure that physical intimacy doesn’t fall by the wayside? In this episode Lara will be talking with Dr. Celeste Holbrook, a sexologist married to a physician who has dedicated her life to helping others overcome their mental blocks about intimacy. Lara and Dr. Holbrook will have...

The Truth About Doctor Families and Financial Planning

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes In today’s world, financial advice is everywhere, but not all of it is always applicable to physicians and their families.  In this episode, Lara will be having a conversation with Ryan Inman, a financial planner who is married to a Pediatric Pulmonologist and understands the unique challenges of finances in the medical profession.  In addition to giving advice on how to find a good financial...

How to Turn Toward Your Spouse (Instead of Away) When Things Get Hard

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes With your spouse always putting in long hours at the hospital or constantly studying during medical school, do you ever feel like it’s hard to stay connected?  Do you get frustrated with the inconsistencies of a medical work schedule and wonder why your spouse can’t just be somewhere when they say they will? In this episode Lara will be talking with Dr. Wally Goddard, who...

Embracing Flexibility and Keeping the Romance In Your Medical Marriage

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes As anyone married to a physician knows, most medical careers are not very flexible. Whether they are in medical school or working as an attending, your spouse’s medical career often sucks up a majority of their time, which can sometimes force the other aspects of their life to take a backseat. In this episode, Lara will be talking to two different physician spouses who have mastered...

When She’s the Doctor: Learning to Be the Stay-at-Home Dad

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes When She’s the Doctor: Learning to Be the Stay-at-Home Dad, An Interview with Curtis Webster, Jr. from Dads Married to Doctors When Curtis Webster first decided to stay home with his kids while his wife worked as a physician, he found it difficult to not only find a community of stay-at-home dad’s, but a community of stay-at-home dads who understood the extra challenges that come with...

No One Ever Appreciates Dr. Spouses…Or Do They?

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes No One Ever Appreciates Dr. Spouses…Or Do They?  An interview with Christina Schuetz Being married to a doctor can sometimes be challenging when you feel like no one understands or recognizes the sacrifices you are making to support your spouse in their demanding career.  But even though you may not always hear it, there are many patients and their families who understand and are grateful...

What I Learned From Being Hit By A Drunk Driver While My Husband Was in Medical School

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes What I Learned From Being Hit By A Drunk Driver While My Husband Was in Medical School, An interview with Lisa Jorgensen from Making Life Blissful  When Lisa Jorgensen’s husband decided to change careers and attend medical school, she knew it would be challenging to continue raising their family with her husband’s new demanding schedule, but she never imagined just how challenging it would actually...

Making Successful Homes Happier

(To see more options for listening to the Married to Doctors Podcast, click here.) Episode Notes Welcome to Married to Doctors!  Whether you are in a relationship with a doctor, a doctor yourself, or just looking for ways to improve your life, we’re glad you’re here!   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...