Single surgeons dating
About a third of the double-income couples were actually double-doctor duos, and in about a third of those marriages, both partners were surgeons.
In fact, the study notes that something like 50% of female surgeons are married to physicians. Blame Your Genes) This is in keeping with current marital trends. Who’s better at understanding the stresses and strains of a physician’s life than another physician?
They were more likely to report that child-rearing had slowed their career, and they were more “likely to stay home from work to care for a sick child and more often surrogated their career” in favor of their partner’s career, the study said.
Dyrbye, an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College.
Specifically, two-doctor couples were more likely to delay having children and to feel that their work did not leave enough time for a family life.
Spending time together can be difficult as doctors schedules are erratic.
Try to be understanding that their plans will often change.