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30 Things That Are Sure To Make Your Medical Marriage Stronger

Let me tell you our story. I'm Theresa, I am an engineer-turned recruiter, and my husband is a GI fellow. My hobbies are writing, real estate, and personal finances. We have three small kids in a cute, small house. But that's not where our story begins. Our first date...

How To Hire The Best Financial Advisor Whom You Can Trust

Walk into any local bank or brokerage and you see people working there with these titles: Wealth manager. Stock trader. Financial planner. Broker-dealer representative. It looks like they all had a lot of financial education. And they all sound alike. But you suspect...

8 Ways To Make Medical Training Years Less Stressful

In medicine, we have a super nerdy saying: "Like an EKG, if life didn't have its ups and downs you would be dead." It's true, though. There are days that are better than others. Some days are downright awful. For those in residency and fellowship, the hard days...

I Just Had A Baby — Should I Stay Home Or Go Back To Work?

My husband and I got married during his first year of medical school. Then we had Child #1 during fourth year of medical school, Child #2 during second year of residency, Child #3 during the first fellowship. We were so happy when each of them arrived. But we also had...

3 Toxic Habits To Stop When Arguing With Your Dr Spouse

Like all couples in the history of humankind, you have had your fair share of fights in your marriage. It doesn't mean you are not a SUCCESSFUL couple, though. In fact, you WANT to have some disagreements because it means you are working and building together. Not...

History And Why Behind The Blog

It's my two year blogoversary! First, let me tell you our story. My husband and I fell silly in love one summer in undergrad while we were engineering students. We spent a ton of time together. We were inseparable. I had always assumed we would be a dual engineer...

15 Non-Glamorous Realities About Being Married To A Doctor

For as long as you've been with your DrSpouse, has anyone said to you, "It must be nice"? Some of them are seriously happy for you. But some say it sarcastically 😢 People have a glamorous concept of what medicine is like thanks to media glorifying doctors in super...

Guide To Building An Emergency Fund That Actually Works

Emergencies are teamwork in medical families. Your DrSpouse is busy handling other people's medical emergencies. And you deal with emergencies of the non-medical variety. It's the tag-teaming life of a medical family. You could be handling any of these: Your car...

9 Texts Doc Wives Want From Their Dr Spouses

This is just a fun post. It was fun to write because it gets my creative juices going in my head. Enjoy! How about I take care of the kids so you can go out tonight? You deserve it. I still can't believe you married me. I finally threw away all the medical journals...

How To Do Pittsburgh With Kids On A Training Budget – Spring 2019

Pittsburgh holds a very special place in our hearts. It's where we met and fell silly in love as college students. We were inseparable then. And we pretty much still are — when he's not working 😜 We recently went on a trip to Pittsburgh this spring. We share...

Details Of An Argument With My Husband About Medicine

I was shopping on OfferUp to find some great deals. And I saw something really unique you don't see often. It was a caduceus wall plaque. I thought it would go well on his shelf. Our Argument When My Husband Got Home I asked him what he thought of it. Me: Do you like...

10 Ways To Help You Stay Within Your Grocery Budget

Do you even remember what it was like before you got married and NOT having to plan what to feed your family every. single. day? 😁 Getting a meal to the table every day is one of the hardest parts of adulting! The challenge is that food is expensive. According to the...

Q&A Get To Know The Real Me — Favorites

DocWife.com started in September 2017 for a community of other doc wives. It is a name not just for myself, but represents each of us. We are all doc wives. As a doc wife, I have come across many challenges. I learned a lot throughout the medical journey and like to...

Am I Unsuccessful Compared To My Dr Spouse?

Many spouses of doctors had to make sacrifices to their career to support their DrSpouses. If that’s you, you’re not alone. Let me put a few things into perspective to calm your anxious, restless soul, friend.

Top 5 Brilliant Ways to Save on Your Next Disney Trip

This is a guest post (which means no money has been exchanged) by Gayle Smith of Prescription Travel. She is an accomplished traveler, an experienced and successful businesswoman, a devoted wife to a busy physician and a mother to two beautiful fur-babies. She has...

A Guide to Matching Into A Competitive Fellowship

You can never forget Residency Match. It's very stressful, nerve-wrecking, and changes your life. And it feels like nobody gets it unless they have been through it. Once it's over, it's very relieving. And as if going through one Match per lifetime wasn't enough, you...