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 10: I Wish I Knew Whether This was Normal or Not: Everyone Else Seems So Happy!
I Wish I Knew Whether This was Normal or Not: Everyone Else Seems So Happy!
“All our friends are so happy” were the words of Jenn, a stockbroker married to Jeff, a third-year medical student. At least that was how Jeff quoted Jenn when he came to see me on his own. He was really worried that Jenn was so unhappy being married to him, that she wasn't sure she wanted to stay with someone who was going to be a doctor. She complained that he was not any fun, that he was too serious, that he was “obsessed with medicine,” that he had nothing else to talk about, and that ...