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 11: I Worry about Our Kids
I Worry about Our Kids
“We're both students, and we work and study so hard that I'm afraid that our kids will grow up thinking my mom is their mom. I just wish that we, each of us, had more time with them.”
Yours is a very common, and very understandable, concern. It's fine—and healthy—to have regrets and to talk with each other about them; however, it isn't fine to berate yourself. What is key is to build on what you do have and make the best of your situation. Your decision to become a physician is probably as central in your life as being a mother or father. Here are some suggestions that might make you feel better.
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