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Originally posted by lilmd01:
I just discovered this website and it is wonderful. I'm hoping to get some honest perspective/advice out there.
Just finished my IM residency last yr, and got engaged to a nonphysician. Only problem is my family refuses to accept him simply b/c he is NOT a physician (he's an engineer). In their very traditionalist/conservative mindset, as a female MD, I should only marry a physician so that 1) I am not the main breadwinner/financial supporter and 2) so that I could work parttime in the future once I have a family and maintain a comfortable/financial lifestyle.
I'm curious how women physicians married to nonphysician spouses feel about this, from their own experience. How do you feel your marriages/family life have worked out? Pros/cons?