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 5: Why am I So Miserable?
Why am I So Miserable?
“Why am I so miserable?” These were Beth's words when she called to ask if she could come to see me about her marriage. Beth was a final-year medical student who had just completed an elective in ambulatory psychiatry when she called. Like most students, she didn't really have time to examine her marriage; she had been rotating through very busy services, on call one night in three, and preparing for examinations for months. Her husband Tom was a resident in general surgery. He too was very busy. They had been together since college and had been married since she was a first-year medical student. It was listening to her patients' stories in the outpatient psychiatry ...