So for a bit of my own background: I dated a guy for 5.5 years, with 3.5 of those years spent with him in medical school.We went through the whole process of applying, starting, doing the pre-clinical years, and all of his third year together.I think the most important thing to remember is that your medical student boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse does not want to spend all night in the library. Getting to cook a nice dinner together, go on a walk around sunset, and then cuddle up to watch a movie. Failing out of medical school and owing thousands upon thousands of dollars back to the government.Your significant other probably wants nothing more than to hang out with you, but the crushing feeling of not knowing enough or not feeling prepared for a test is life-consuming.Use the time they spend studying to work on your own career, fitness, whatever. The whole reason I started this blog is because I was sitting around alone while my boyfriend had to study, so I started doing something that I could do on my own. Finding a way to make your life not just revolve around theirs is just as important as being their support system.
Three months in, we mutually agreed to end our relationship.
When you talk about your daily life they'll have the context of knowing who your friends are, and any feelings of mistrust may be alleviated if they actually know the guys/girls you are with.
Getting them involved in those parts of your daily life prevents you from leading two separate lives.
I cope by mumbling under my breath (and then posting about it on this pseudonymous blog). I'm an American physician who works in an Urgent Care clinic.
I cope by mumbling under my breath (and then posting about it on this pseudonymous blog).