he needed someone to take him OUT of the medical world, quite understandably after spending 17 hours of a day there. Be flexible, but also let your super awesome doctor know when you want something! They just don’t have time for the wheedling about, so TELL THEM the truth, always. I certainly was when I found myself on a hike with my favorite person on a post-call day… This is not a bad way to judge whoever you’re interacting with, but when you’re dating a resident, it might come to the point where all you see is bad days, row after row.I was always hesitant in bringing up issues, or suggesting things that I knew would be difficult for Surgeon to do. Tip #6: Befriend Co-residents – and spend time with them, even if it means being the only non-doctor in the room. It took me a while to realize that Surgeon probably deals with a LOT of frustration that he CAN’T show at work, so he comes home and deals with it there. We learned together how to deal with the stress and the emotional burden of it… Tip #9: Learn How to PROUDLY make Excuses for their Absence – All my friends knew I had been dating, but no one believed me until I finally posted up our wedding photos on FB. Don’t ever belittle your other-half’s work through their absence.I am still learning things, but just in case you’re texting that really awesome, sexy doctor online (yes, gentlemen, I am talking to YOU too), there are some things worth knowing.Inspired by the wonderful and talented Single With Scalpel‘s guest post on the equally savvy and fabulous Sassy‘s blog, here’s a handy list to keep around.Some of my best allies in getting Surgeon to be somewhere on time were his co-residents. Even then, there were people asking me if I hired someone to mess with them, heh. I went to all my friends’ weddings during Surgeon’s residency without him. But I tell everyone proudly: my boyfriend/fiance/husband is working hard… They aren’t there because the work they are learning to do might someday save the very person you’re explaining their absence to.Better yet, you haven’t heard from your person all day? Tip #10: Know that You’ll Never TRULY Understand the struggle of residency, but you’ll know better than most.I cannot compare anything I do to what he does (and really, no one should ever compare in ANY relationship, resident or otherwise), but I can listen.
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They will always listen, analyse what you are saying and then say what they think about a particular thing or situation. Doctors are practical people and hence won’t suffocate you with huge amount of affection you cannot take.