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.

Pay Attention to Life Cycle Issues

Pay attention to life cycle issues

You will understand yourself and your partner or spouse a lot better if you pay some attention to the normal developmental issues for each of you as you go through life. If you are married, and have been for some time, you will be reassured to know that there are normal points of unrest and struggle common to almost all people in marriage. To appreciate and understand any marital conflict you are having, it is helpful to consider your stage of life and/or the stage of your marriage or other committed relationship. By respecting the stage-specific factors in yourself as an individual or in your relationship, you are less likely to blame yourself or ...

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