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 12: Intermarriages Can Be Tough!
Intermarriages Can Be Tough!
Given the cultural mosaic of our medical schools, a number of you may be dating someone or be involved in an intimate relationship with someone who is of a different race, religion, or ethnic group from yourself. For most of you, this is either a nonissue or completely eclipsed by the love that you feel for each other. In other words, you are blind to the differences in your families of origin, cultural values, skin color, food preferences and idiosyncrasies, holidays, and where you worship. For some of you, it is very different; you initially were or now are, drawn to the other's customs, family members, or faith, and these stand out as intriguing and binding dynamics that ...