The Married to Doctors podcast pushes away the stereotypical "doctor-wife" image and is a space where people from all different backgrounds can find a community, explore solutions and share stories about the unique challenges that come from being in a relationship where medicine often feels like the extra partner. We discuss loneliness, debt, communication, romance, moving, parenting and more.
The host of Married to Doctors is Lara McElderry, a trauma surgeon's wife, who has been navigating the medical world for the last seventeen years as she’s supported her husband through medical school, residency, a specialty change, fellowship, as well as raising five boys. She hopes the podcast will inspire others to share and implement ideas for how to make successful homes happier.
Thank you, subscribers, for the amazing reviews!
Three Reasons We Fall in Love & some Pride and Prejudice
Why do we fall in love?
How do we feel the most love?
In episode 156, Lara discusses the 3 types of friendship according to the philosopher, Aristotle. She also includes some examples from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice!
She has made some worksheets to help you consider why you love and how you express love to your partner. You can download them on the website at no charge: www.marriedotodoctors.com
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#155: Physician, Doc-Wife, & Weight Coach: Dr. Katrina Ubell
This episode is packed full of information on the power of coaching and shares the experience of one pediatrician and doc-wife turned full-time business owner.
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#154: Help, My Husband Likes Surgery!
Choosing a medical specialty can be an interesting process for couples to navigate. Here are just a few of the questions they face:
Questions Couples Face When One is Choosing a Medical Specialty What specialty do they enjoy? What are the job prospects in that field? Are their test scores competitive? Where would they need to live if they completed residency and trained as that type of physician? What does the work/life/family balance look like? What does it mean for family planning? What does it mean for the career of the non-medical spouse? In this live coaching session, you will hear me coaching Katie on her thoughts about her husband's surgery rotation. On one hand, she wants to do all the things to keep things easy for him while he is working long hours, but then that raises concerns about what life would look like if he chose surgery as his medical specialty.
Want Lara to help you overcome a concern? Please visit www.marriedtodoctors.com/coaching and grab a free 20-minute spot on her calendar!
#153: Breaking Free From Feeling Lonely
Loneliness is a human experience that most of us face at some point in our lives. Relocating. Self-Isolation. Separating from our families and our best friends-- our emotional support systems. All of this can leave us feeling really lonely.
But should life change be a prerequisite for loneliness?
It doesn't have to be.
The truth is, we all contribute to our experience of loneliness. Through your decisions, actions, behaviors, and thought models, how might you be contributing to yours?
In this episode, I coach Katie. Katie is blessed to have amazing relationships but is having a little trouble working through her own thoughts that contribute to her feeling of loneliness.
Want to experience your own revelation through coaching with me? I'd be honored to work with you. Sign up for a free 20-minute coaching call here: www.marriedtodoctors.com/coaching
#152: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep With Drew Ackerman
Are you having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Science and research indicate that sleep is the foundation for our physical and mental health. My guest, Drew Ackerman started a unique podcast for people suffering with sleeplessness. Whether it’s stress, chronic pain, or a hectic work schedule Drew Ackerman is helping his listeners relax and take the seriousness out of bedtime. Listen to today's show to find out how.
For one on one coaching with me, go here: www.marriedtodoctors.com/coaching
#151: Processing the Sad and Painful Things in Life
There are some things in life we don’t want to feel good about. Yet, when we have a loved one suffering we often say, “I just wish they felt better.” The problem with this thought (as lovely as it sounds) is now they don’t feel good AND we feel sad because they feel sad. We’ve actually increased the sadness or anxiety instead of lessening it.
In this episode, I will share my awesome “balancing the equation” technique that I use to help clients deal with hard emotions.
You can also get your free worksheet to guide you through this and try it on your own.
Post your questions in the Facebook group of reach out for your free 20-minute consult call so I can take a look at what you’ve done!
Decided you’d like one-on-one coaching? Sign up for a free 20-min coaching consult with me here: www.marriedtodoctors.com/coaching
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My husband started medical school in his late twenties, and I felt very isolated because family members and friends couldn’t quite understand the experience but most of his cohort were in their early twenties and there wasn’t much support for spouses/significant others. Finding this podcast validated so many of my emotions and the episodes/topics have provided me with easy openings to discuss my feelings and our family’s experience with others.
I’m so grateful for Lara sharing her talents and putting herself out in the world. I started listening to her podcast around a year ago. I have cried, laughed, and most importantly have felt validated and understood as I’ve listened to the experiences shared by Lara and the guests she has interviewed. I look forward hearing more during season 2!
Lara, I’m writing to remind you that what you’re doing is appreciated and encouraging to others! Medical training has so many unexpected twists. This podcast series helps me enjoy the journey and remain excited for our future without longing for the next phase. Thanks for building this community- we need it. Thank you!