Tait 25,357 Views
Joined Jul 26, '07.
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Nah. What bugs me is patients who ask for fried chicken after a heart cath.
I try not to look at it
Honestly I don't think it matters what the other person does for a profession, my husband is a science geek/physics/computers. What matters is being with someone who understands that nursing is a profession that gives a sublime sense of satisfaction, while at the same time having the potential to drain every drop of your energy.
When DH and I were opposite shifts we were miserable. We felt like we never saw each other, and I often found myself up til 3am on my nights off, lonely because he was asleep in the other room. Once I went to day shift it was so much better.
For the past year and a half I have actually been home with my daughter and finishing my master's degree. Currently pregnant with #2 due in May, I plan to be home until most likely next year sometime.
While nursing has exacerbated certain weaknesses in my personality, such as anxiety, it has also given me a passion that I never thought I would find. My husband appreciates that passion, compliments it with his own drive and excitement, and works side by side with me on my own mental health issues.
While all is not perfect all the time we understand that we each hold stock in making sure our relationship works, and setting up the best possible example for Emma and soon to be Elliott.
As cliche as it sounds marriage, for me at least, is about understanding that each person is just that, a person. Like my children, we all deserve respect and open communication about our concerns, loves, and passions.
My assumption on why nurses are in a higher divorce category is that nurses can often find themselves in imbalanced relationships coupled with a high stress, anxiety inducing profession.
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