How many of you married doctors? - page 15
Hi all! I'm currently a student at Johns Hopkins SON, just starting, and I'm wondering how hard it will be to meet and date some of the male med students here to seek out future husbands. Don't... Read More
Jul 7, '03Funny story of getting your just dues...
I used to work in a family docs office where his wife was the office manager and loved telling everyone that SHE was the docs WIFE. He had a God complex and was steppin out with the cute little medical assistant...when he wanted to leave his wife for the babe, the wife reminded him that all the assets were in HER name to avoid losing anything in the event of lawsuits, and he was welcome to go but he would get nothing. He got back on the short leash post haste. And that medical assistant??? She went on to nursing school.......
Jul 7, '03Originally posted by dianthe1013
I also second this one. LOL My fiance is studying to be an engineer, and a good portion of my friends - male AND female - are going the same route... Maybe we should set up a dating service for nurses and engineers?
Seriously, though, it's weird. A lot of nurses I know are attached to engineers. Wonder why?
Jul 7, '03Yes, Stacey Iknow a couple like that. My aunt (still a practicing RN after 42 years) and her policeman husband (now retired for 8 years). They married when she graduated her diploma program in 1961. Still going strong, living a wonderful life split between Minnesota in summer and a lovely home in Scottsdale, AZ in wintertime, golfing. WHEN she works, it's for nothing less then double-time as a Peds nurse. They are truly a couple who "has it all".
Jul 7, '03What is really icky to me is to see all the divorcees trying to score a doc on our unit. I work at a teaching facility so it is similar to the original poster's. Faces change often. Docs, male or female, have made a huge investment in time, money, and emotion to their livlihood and it's actually entertaining to watch these dreamy eyes throw themselves in the path of guaranteed neglect simultaneously convincing themselves they will be first...sometimes wanting is better than having.
Jul 7, '03It is amazing to me that a subject such as this generates this much response when we have some serious issues out there that threaten nursing. I thought people considered marrying other people because they love that person, regardless of occupation. Many doctors don't make as much as you think anyway. The term "rich" is very relative. If you make $12,000/year then $40,000 is rich. The only thing about this subject that interests me is that image of nurses being bimbo gold-diggers looking to marry the rich doctor. It truly is sickening to me.
Jul 8, '03A coworker of mine was livid that one of her patients had propositioned her. She was relating the story to me at change of shift and huffs to me, " Imagine the gaul of that guy...thinking I would go for him... after all, I date DOCTORS"
I responded "Oh you poor thing, ya know I bet my hubby knows a few nice construction guys we can introduce you to".
She didn't know how to take that...LOL!
Jul 8, '03I got a man but sometimes I think I would prefer a doc because he at least has the salary to go with the hours away from home. I am heading for a major teaching hospital soon and it would be nice to catch a resident just so long as he is not younger then me. No Doogie Houser's for me.
Jul 8, '03I just graduated from LPN school, and I find it amazing this person had any free time to even think of dating!!!! LPN school was the hardest thing I have ever done in my 44 years of life!!!! My only concern was, drug cards, test, being able to actually see the insulin syringe marks, and being the best nurse my patients have ever had!!!!:stone
Jul 9, '03well then debra, sounds as you had YOUR priorities straight. welcome to the world of nursing and congratulations!
Jul 12, '03I guess I'm a little sensitive about this subject since my husband is an MD and since I'm an advanced practice nurse, people sometimes allude to the idea that the reason I became a nurse was to "score" a doctor for a husband (we actually dated in college and I thought he was going to be a chemist).
So, I guess I'm a little offended by your remarks about trying to get a doctor- boyfriend. I'm a little dissappointed at the lack of professionalism displayed.
Jul 13, '03I dated a psychologist for about 6 months. He was great! The only thing I noticed was that he certainly did not talk much, mostly listened. I always wondered what he was thinking about. In the end, I met and married a wonderful guy who was waiting to be accepted into the seminary to be a priest. No...I did not corrupt him. He came after me. Marriage is love and finding your soul mate. We don't have much, but we're the happiest two birds in a nest! :kiss
Jul 18, '03I worked in a teaching hospital with numerous med students, interns, fellows, etc. I even dated 2 of them...one a med student, the other a resident. Neither relationship turned out well. One was constantly cheating on me...saying he was moonlighting in one ER or the other. Once I found out the truth, he was very much history with me, but I heard that his ways NEVER changed!!! As for the student, the minute he graduated his ego became larger than life and was a pain to deal with...and the rest is history.
I never dated another because I heard too many of the married ones (mostly interns/residents) talking about how miserable their marriages were. Numerous times I heard the comment "I would just get a divorce, but the alimony just isn't worth it."
Instead, I married the most wonderful man in a medical related profession. He works in higher education, has flexible hours, and rarely ever misses a family event. I work a weekender position-8 days a month--at excellent pay. Between the 2 of us, we have a very good lifestyle and time to spend with family.
My point in all this...don't get caught up in the illusion that only money and the reputation of being a doctor's wife can buy you happiness. There are many other options to creating a happy and successful life....just keep an open mind.
Jul 20, '03I'm not gonna flame her for asking that question, even though I believe that marrying for money doesn't always mean your will have a wonderful marriage, just fun shopping...lol.
Lots of women factor how much their partner makes when they imagine a future of themselves and their children. And I believe that applies to women who have their own job, and to women who are looking just to be a housewife.
There are lots of arrogant selfish men who aren't at home when you need them. And they could be working at Burger King! If I have to deal with the negative personality, it might as well come with a platinum credit card!!