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 2: Is Communicating Supposed to Be This Hard?
Is Communicating Supposed to Be This Hard?
The answer to the question is a resounding “Yes” and a resounding “No.” There are times in all relationships when communication is, or feels, completely impossible, only to be followed by tremendous facility in communication in the same relationship at another time. The bottom line, however, is that no human being is born with innate wisdom in communicating easily at all times and with all people.
It is known that when individuals grow up in a family where open and direct communication among family members is not only common but also honored, the offspring learn to talk with others outside the family much more easily. In other words, this is a family in ...