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 15: Surely We Can Fix This Ourselves: I'm a Medical Student!
Surely We Can Fix This Ourselves: I'm a Medical Student!
In this chapter, I want to address some of the more common reactions to stress in a relationship. You have recognized that you and your partner or spouse are having a problem, but the problem does not seem to be going away, or if it does, it returns again and again. Or a new problem arises that upsets your stability as a couple.
The Question of Marital Therapy
The notion of seeking some professional help has arisen. Here's a not uncommon situation:
She says: Let's go see someone about our relationship. We're both miserable.
He says: We don't need marital counseling. We can figure this out our-selves.
She says: That's what ...