Married in Med School: What You Need to Know.

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  1. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    March 25th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    What important reminders! Our spouses career's can be very demanding, exhausting, and exciting too. Support is so important, along with all the things you mentioned. I would add "Sometimes they just don't want to talk about their day and it's okay." I always ask and want to know what happened throughout the day, and sometimes he is so exhausted he just doesn't want to talk about it…I used to take it personally, but now I don't…haha.

  2. Because of Jackie

    March 25th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    This works for a husband in flight school an the military as well. I have to be really flexible and know that his work often comes before mine. Life has been a great adventure, though, and I wouldn't trade the things it has taught me!

  3. Katie @ A Beautiful Little

    March 25th, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Great post! I can completely relate with Ryan being in law school. It took us awhile to learn that we are on the same side and to not fight over things neither of us can change. Adjusting expectations was a big lesson too, I just had to learn to live my own life when he was literally never home. It's coming to a close now, in just ONE month and I can't believe it. I think we'll have to learn to live together all over again. You can finish this out together! Your love is strong.

  4. Rebecca Chapman

    March 25th, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I think this is great advice for marriage in general! Lowering expectations is a big one that I've had to learn. I find that when I expect my husband to be all things and do all things it's just not fair to him. He's a real person with flaws and faults who makes mistakes. To expect him to be able to read my mind and do everything the way I think is "right" just isn't going to happen. I'm much happier when I remember that!

  5. Nadine Lynn

    March 25th, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Love this post!! So many great tips and truths. I think you have to be understand and supportive of each other no matter what the career or how much time is dedicated to it. Being on the same team is so important šŸ™‚

  6. Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog

    March 25th, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    YES YES YES. I'm in a PhD program, but these all apply too. It can be hard on a marriage but it can also be much easier because of your marriage. Great post!

  7. Keating Bartlett

    March 25th, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Great post! My husband is a police officer in the Marine Corps and I can't even begin to tell you how demanding and frustrating his job and his schedule can be. It's so important to be understanding and supportive!

  8. Felecia Efriann

    March 25th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I like that quote at the end! I have a friend who is married to someone was in med-school, she knew a lot of these points when she married him. I am always amazed by someone married to someone with a difficult career, try my best to encourage when I can. šŸ™‚

  9. Amberly

    March 25th, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I love this post and I love that you're supportive and in it as a team, that's so important!!! šŸ™‚

  10. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    March 25th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Embrace your independence! MFD's schedule is never, ever set. If he has to back out of something at the last minute or show up late, I roll with it.

  11. Fairy Princess Jord

    March 25th, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    I think this is such a good perspective. I love you Ms.Positivity. I am not dating or married to a med school student but I think this is great advice for anyone with a spouse or significant other with an extremely time consuming/life engulfing career.

  12. M

    March 26th, 2015 at 6:36 am

    You and Chris are great and I think it's so cool that he's in med school!! It is a difficult career, but you're a team that's hard to break, and that's all that matters.

    The Life of Little Me

  13. Yelle

    March 26th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    i love that ordeal/adventure quote! i have one friend that is in med school and although him and his wife live nearby, we hardly see them! they have a little girl together so i'm sure ANY free time he has he is spending it with his wife and their little girl. i look forward to the day where i can see my friends again! when is that? after they match with a hospital?

  14. Crystal

    March 26th, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Great post! And that quote at the end is perfect!

  15. Ashley

    March 26th, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I really, really loved this. My boyfriend is in med school and it's been totally…crazy? I don't know if there's a word to describe it, really! Getting an entire day together is the best thing ever and an entire weekend feels like a dream for sure. It's worth every second though because we love and support each other fully. šŸ™‚

  16. Megan Pace

    March 26th, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    This is great advice! My husband is a resident now, but we were married all four years of med school. Every year got easier because I learned all this stuff along the way. Reading this list early on would have helped me out a ton!

  17. Esther Ju*Lee

    March 26th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    one of my close girlfriends is a nurse married to a doctor, and it seems so challenging. there were months that they didn't see each other at all and had to write on the fridge to communicate to each other.

  18. Erin Siu

    March 29th, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Thank you for this post! My boyfriend is currently an engineering major, but will be going to grad school full-time (as will I). We're already doing long distance, but there will be many more challenges ahead!

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