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.

Is There Any Decent Help Out There?

Is there any decent help out there?

The answer, of course, is yes. But cynicism is rampant in our society about the value of professional help and its practitioners. And medical students and their partners are not immune to cynicism themselves. Here are some of the most common reasons why embracing professional help is so hard:

  • One or each of you is very private, and talking with someone about something as personal as your relationship is a very private matter. You will need a sense that whomever you see is respectful of you and this basic tenet. Remember that therapy can proceed only in a safe, private, confidential context.
  • You are embarrassed or ashamed of something. This may be simple embarrassment ...
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