the-real-life-of-dating-a-resident

Jake and I were together throughout his entire residency, which was 5-years long. During these 5-years, we both grew independently and as a couple. Not every day was sunshine and rainbows. Some days to even weeks were stressful and irritating, that could have resulted in a break-up.

Jake and I both described each of the following topics through our eyes, shared stories, and provided tips on how we made it work:

Not Matching

Never Home

On-Call 24/7 & Night-Call

The Arguments

I’m Doing Everything

The Damn Cell Phone

Insecurities

Never Getting Ahead

Moonlighting

Holidays & Vacations

Graduation, Now What?

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REAL AS IT GETS – Jake’s graduation; a happy milestone.

Jake & Tracey from Eat Love Namaste

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Disclaimer: Depending on the physician you or you love wants to be, you might not experience all of the same situations as discussed in the topics above. Jake completed his residency in surgery; therefore, the length of his training was longer and more intense than most programs.