Dating your doctor
Instead of shrugging these events off as “work events” for your partner to attend, I highly encourage you to attend them together.
In addition to activities that are coordinated by the program, look out for other residency related events like when the job recruiters start inviting them to dinners or when individual residents host personal celebrations or parties. Not only does it give us a chance to spend time together, it helps me to become more familiar with my husband’s work environment and the people he is spending lots of time with!
I hope I’ve given you some ideas and tools to help your relationship thrive, even in this challenging stage of life.
I know this because we’ve racked up some great stories in the process-) relationship with the crazy schedule.
If you are really struggling to get enough quality time together, might you consider changing up your schedule?
It might not feel like much, but when your partner is gone so often that they’re starting to seem like a figment of your imagination, an additional 30 minutes of awake time together might make a HUGE difference.
First, if you happen to be a student (or work online) while your partner is in residency, why not sync up your work times so that you can both study or work together.
It is a great way to be productive and also support each other (which is extremely important for a thriving relationship).He has occasional downtime during when I can swing by for a quick chat or meal.