How do you to build a resilient medical marriage?
As a therapist married to a cardiovascular surgeon, Liliane knows the pressures doctors face — long hours, competing responsibilities, high stress, and burnout. But she also knows the pressures their partners face, whether they are stay-at-home parents, physicians or professionals engaged in other high-stress fields.
She and her surgeon husband have been married for more than 35 years, and they have survived the stresses and strains of medical training and starting and maintaining a medical practice. With love, they have built two rewarding careers, raised a wonderful, well-adjusted daughter and continue to nurture and support each other.
While all couples have struggles, medical marriages have unique challenges.
Ask yourself some simple questions:
- Is the person you’re sharing your life with the most important?
- Are you trying to be successful at work and in your marriage but finding it more and more challenging to manage both?