It is the time of year when seniors residents are in the process of packing up and moving to their new lives and jobs. Happily, this is our year--we're headed to Future Town in a month. First, though, we have to get through boards and then we get to unwind and get to know each other again on a vacation.
This will be the first time in four years that we've been alone and off work.
As the year winds down, I'm sadly seeing some cries for help from spouses who feel invisible and unappreciated. Some are in counseling and some are beginning the divorce process. All of us are grieving the last however many years of training, even as we're relieved that we're at the end and that life will return to some new normal.
Transitions are hard no matter how wonderful they are.
For those of you beginning your role as the significant other of the zombies that are interns, here are some things to think about.
This blog is written from the perspective of an older medical spouse who happens to be childless by choice. I hope that husbands, older spouses, those childless by choice, and others will find this entertaining and occasionally useful.