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.

Maybe We Should Just Break up

Maybe we should just break up

Stop Threatening Me!

The statement “Maybe we should just break up” can't help but be perceived as threatening—even if you don't mean to be threatening in intent or tone. Here are several possible statements, that may or may not be stated aloud, that could precede “Maybe we should just break up.”

  • You put me down so much. Maybe…
  • You're always angry at me. Maybe…
  • So you're disappointed in me again, are you? Maybe…
  • You seem interested in other guys (or women). Maybe…
  • I can't stand your bitching at me all the time. Maybe…
  • Look, this relationship is hopeless. We're both miserable. Maybe…
  • I really don't think that healthy relationships should be this awful. Maybe…
  • I want out. Stop laying guilt trips on me. ...
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