How many of you are married to or date someone in the Medical Field? - page 2

Just a curious question. I have not known that many people in the medical community, but of those I did every single one either married or dated someone else in a medical profession. Is it really... Read More

  1. by   EmeraldNYL
    Originally posted by Miss JKm
    geekgolightly
    sounds like my boyfriend. we also met in high school. but mine story is much more chessy than emerald's.. he was a football player and i was a cheerleader.
    Wow, that IS cheesy!!! :chuckle
  2. by   Jen2
    During my pre-reqs, I was engaged and lived with my fiance of 5 years, while I worked as a MA in a Dr.'s office. I took a phleb job at my local hospital and ended up breaking off my engagement and dating one of the RN's I work with. My ex was a teacher and could just not get what I was going through with work, school, etc. He once said to me "How hard can it be The change some beds and bath someone, why do you have to study all the time." This was it for me. I knew I would never get respect from him and that he would never understabd. This was too big of an issue for me to overcome. I will start my ADN program this fall and my new guy cannot wait to help me study and give me pointers. He's so supportive. He's the only one that can understand what I am going through, because he has already done it.
  3. by   Ruby Vee
    My ex was a nurse . . . met him through a blind date set up by a friend I worked with and he went to school with. His ex was a PT.

    My husband is also a nurse -- we met at work. We worked together for four years before we ever dated, but the first time we were both single at the same time, we connected and have been together 9 years now. We both worked in the same ICU until last year, when he burned out and went to the cath Lab.

    Until Hubby went to the cath lab, we both worked weekends and had Mon - Thurs. off together. Now we're lucky to get one day off together a month!
  4. by   Wren
    I am married to a physician and we didn't meet during anything even remotely related to health care! We were both doing non-medical volunteer work and I knew him 3 or 4 days before I even knew he was a physician (I really like that.... my pet peeve is docs who meet you socially but expect to be called DR.) Married 16 years now and it is such a pleasure to share an interest in health care and he understands the lingo. We do talk about medical stuff a lot even though we work in very different specialty areas.
  5. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by Wren
    I am married to a physician and we didn't meet during anything even remotely related to health care! We were both doing non-medical volunteer work and I knew him 3 or 4 days before I even knew he was a physician (I really like that.... my pet peeve is docs who meet you socially but expect to be called DR.) Married 16 years now and it is such a pleasure to share an interest in health care and he understands the lingo. We do talk about medical stuff a lot even though we work in very different specialty areas.
    I'm sure you don't do like some ladies I've met who when they talk about they husbands who are md's they don't say "my husband would like some pain medicine", they say "Dr. So & So needs pain medicine". That bugs me for some reason.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    thank heaven NO I did not marry anyone in medicine or nursing.
  7. by   healingtouchRN
    wish my hubby understood more about my stresses in the work place. I married a Dilbert, who works for a military contractor. He doesn't want to hear it after my bad nights. Thank good ness for work friends who like breakfast! We have de-stress breakfasts. It helps enormously!
  8. by   Wren
    3rdshiftguy.... so far I haven't had to track down pain meds (or any meds at all) for him but I don't think I'd use his title to try to catch any special favors for him. Besides, as nurses, we all know that won't get him jack...right!?
  9. by   ragingmomster
    When we met neither of us were in the medical field. First he supported me through LPN school, then I supported him through EMT school. Now he is supporting me through college to my BSN. Our future plans include him getting his Paramedic while I support him, then he supports me when I go for my MSN. What are we going to do when we are done with school?
  10. by   Soldiersnurse
    I'm married to a paramedic--makes for interesting dinner conversation. I just wish there wasn't so much EMS vs. Nursing arguments.
  11. by   NurseDianne
    My husband is also an LPN, we met at work....and took it from there.......anyway........for the most part it works. It works better now that we aren't in the same department. I'm back in school now and he's waiting for me to finish in may so he can go back. His dream is to be a PA. It does help to have someone who actuallly understands.
  12. by   Tilleycs
    My girlfriend is an RN. I've been taking classes headed toward nursing school, and she's been a great help/encourager/resource.
  13. by   healingtouchRN
    I dated an EMT-P while in nursing school. He understood some, but it was the old paramedic vs nurse mentality that got on my nerves. He felt we were overpaid to do things he did everyday. I tried to explain the need for both & differences....but to no avail. He's a fire chief now with hopefully a new respect for nurses ( I doubt it). I also put my hubby thru school. Dilbert school though.

close