5 Things I've Learned About Being a Medical Student's Wife

8:00 AM 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife

Tomorrow is our 4 month anniversary since being married and it has been the best time! I’m always grateful that I am Joe’s wife and sometimes I still can’t believe I’m a wife, especially that I’m his wife! I always feel incredibly blessed to be able to spend the rest of my life with him.

Joe is currently in medical school and with that comes its joy and its challenges. I thought it’d be fun to write up a few things I’ve learned about being a wife to a medical school student. 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife

  1. Let Your Husband Know You’re Proud

    There were many times when I would complain about Joe not spending enough time with me because he was studying (but DUH!) But, when I would think about it from Joe’s perspective, I realized that was the WRONG thing to do. Now, I truly make an effort to let him know how proud I am of him for working so hard toward his dreams.

    I think that this really encourages him and lets him know that I love him! 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife
  2. Make Friends

    I’m an extrovert and I really need to be around people and get lots of social time. Having moved to a new town, none of my friends were close to me so I had to get out of my comfort zone.

    It always takes more energy and effort to connect with new people but luckily I had a group of med school wives that I could reach out too! We’ve started a bible study together and we’ve already learned so much about each other and really enjoy our time together. 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife
  3. Make Realistic Commitments and Take Your Time Together Seriously

    I knew that Joe wasn’t going to have time to hang out with me for hours on a daily basis. So, from the beginning, we decided that we were going to keep two commitments to one another. We would exercise together and allot at least 30 minutes together for dinner every night. This way, I didn’t have expectations for him beyond those two things and we both knew the commitments that we had to take seriously for one another.

    Along with this, I’ve found that it’s really important to communicate whenever I feel like these commitments aren’t being taken seriously. It helps that Joe is always understanding and wants to be better for us! 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife

  1. Pursue Your Dreams

    With Joe studying all the time, I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands. Thankfully, I had my blog to turn to on those nights I wanted to keep busy while Joe was studying away. I love that I’ve gotten the time to really sit down and take my blog more seriously!

    I think this concept should apply for every wife! It’s easy to get caught up in your husband’s goals and dreams but remember to pursue your own dreams as well! 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife

  1. Embrace This Time

    There were many times when I’d get lonely at home and think “Man, I cannot wait for Joe to be done with school” but the reality is he’ll be just as busy when he’s actually a doctor!

    I know that we’ll only get busier and I realized it was really important to embrace this lifestyle and to make the best out of it. We’re young, we’re newly married, we have a new community to love on. There are definitely some really good things going on in our life and I am so thankful to be going through life with my HUSBAND.

Are you in a relationship or married to someone who has very important commitments? How do you guys make it work? Would love your comments!

Let me know if you liked the “Med School Wife’s” perspective :) 5 Things I've Learned About Being A Medical Student's Wife

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  1. This is a great post! I am glad that you were able to find and bond with the wives of other medical students, you all understand what the others are going through. When my husband is busy with his secondary job I always try to keep busy, or just spend time with other people, or my favorite, just hang with my dog LOL.

  2. These are great tips! My husband and I have somewhat different work schedules so I value our evenings together so much... even if it's just watching TV together.

  3. I have not been in your shoes but I can imagine it would be really difficult. I think it is great you guys have set aside some time to be together every day (:

  4. I bet this is such a rough time, good thing you are embracing it!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  5. Such a great POV! My mom married my dad when he was just out of residency so I think she went through a little of this.

  6. These are great tips! It's definitely all about patience.

  7. These are all great tips! My boyfriend is working full-time and going back to school for his Master's, so we try to make sure we spend time together while still giving him his time to work on homework and papers :)

  8. I just love this! My boyfriend is not in med school but is a sports reporter and works almost the exact opposite schedule from me – I work 9 to 5 and he often works until midnight or later – and these are all things I need to keep in mind so that we can both continue chasing our dreams!

    xoxo, Paige

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