I was wondering all of you nurses out there, does it seem that your relationship is stressed being in this field? I have read many topics having to do with divorce here and was wondering if this is a problem? I'm married with two young (6,7) kids, I'm getting ready to start school in the fall, and along with all of the other stresses in my life, I'm adding on going to school into the mix of things. I've been with my husband for 12 years, and we have had many, many stresses in our relationship before, but it seems like it just keeps getting worse. Many nurses I have spoken to are divorced, and I'm starting to get concerned about it......
Please let me know if this is a trend in nursing...
Mar 20, '02
Your first spouse sounds so much like my first spouse...the coward that he is.
My second husband is also very supportive of whatever I want to do with my life. He is also a nurse, so we understand each other better than hubby #1 who was a 'General Motor's Corporate Man'. He also told me that I would never finish college, let alone become a nurse. He was so sure of it that he told me he would take me to Hawaii if I graduated. He even put it in writing. I not only graduated with flying colors, my trip to Hawaii was paid for by a Travel Nursing Company as I went there on a travel nurse assignment five months after our divorce. He couldn't believe it, either! He didn't believe my youngest daughter when she called him from Hawaii and told him we were living there, so he made her give him the phone number where we were living. As soon as she hung up the phone, he called back...much to his disbelief. He said, "Let me talk to your mother." I got on the phone, and he said, "I never believed you could do without me." I said, There are a lot of things you didn't believe in when we were married, but thank God I no longer have to care what you believe in or not. Have a nice life, coward! (and I laughed as I hung up the phone) Today, he and I talk in a "friendly" way with one another. He obviously misses me a lot more than I have ever missed him, but then...it was him who left me and the kids.
What goes around, comes around, eh?
Last edit by live4today on Mar 21, '02