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Student Paralyzed Before Wedding: Doesn’t Give Up

Living with a disability was far from my radar. Ben and I met at high school youth group and continued to date even though we went off to different universities. We were nearing college graduation, both applying to graduate schools, and looking forward to marriage. I...

Engaged, Now off to Medical School

The calendar is booked for the next six months with guest bloggers for The White Coat Wife. We have a wide variety of medical wife life experiences, so I thought we would start off with Sarah, who got married to her husband Joe between the first and second year of...

Wedding Anniversary Reflections for Millennials

On July 12, 2015, I married my best friend after having really only known him for eighteen months. Insert surprise emoji face! You would think making one of the biggest decision of your life, one you literally have to live with daily would require a little more...

Medical School Isolation for the Spouse

Scientific studies show that the rate of depression for medical students is 15%-30% higher than the general population and out of those students only 15-20% are seeking help. Much of the challenge is the work load, lack of sleep, the pressures of competition to get in...

When Your Fiancé Applies to Medical School…

There are several books and blogs avaiable for those looking at a medical career but very few avaiable for a student doctor spouse. This block my chapter of Side-by-Side is reading through Prescription for a Doctor’s Wife by Debby Read and so far...

My Most Awkward Date Became My Husband

Whether you have tried online dating or met your spouse over 30 years ago when you both were in high school, our dating story will hopefully bring a smile and laugh. In 2007-2014, I lived overseas in Thailand.  The specific area I lived in, especially in the...