Intimate Relationships in Medical School is for anyone studying the medical sciences who is married or in a committed relationship. Michael Myers-an experienced psychiatrist and clinician- uses several case examples throughout the book which are composites from his practice. Through these and the author's suggestions and insights, the busy, committed medical student and his or her partner will increase their ability to confront and resolve misunderstandings.
Chapter 1: We're Not Communicating
We're Not Communicating
Not communicating is one of the most frustrating features of a relationship and comes in many forms. Here are some examples:
- “Our communication with each other is the pits. If I mention anything even slightly critical, Jennifer gets defensive and attacks me.”
- “We can talk about school, our families, and our friends. However, if I want to discuss our relationship, Brent shuts down or accuses me of analyzing him.”
- “We can't resolve any disagreements. All we do is fight, don't speak for a day or two, then go back to business as usual. The same issue comes up over and over again.”
- “We have been together for two years, and yet I don't really know Pete. He won't let me in. I feel so ...