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Med J Aust. 2004 Oct 4;181(7):392-4.

Medical marriages and other intimate relationships.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Marital challenges are ubiquitous in the relationships of doctors. Common issues include overwork, a need for control, self-neglect, perceived and felt stigma, being a "wounded healer", trouble with boundaries, chemical dependency, depression, and more. Knowing the hallmarks of a healthy relationship, recognising warning signals of trouble, and taking action through suggested strategies can be salutary.

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