Marriage and the nurse
It’s no secret that the average nurse leads a demanding and stressful life. After working a 12-hour shift providing bedside care, it may be difficult to go home and care for a spouse. With the stress of raising a family and bringing home a paycheck, and with divorce rates at an all-time high, keeping a healthy relationship is a juggling act to say the least.
If you research why couples divorce, you’ll generally find a few common answers:
Top reasons why nurses may struggle with their relationships:
- Childcare issues causing a strain on a relationship
- Lack of intimacy due to a nurse’s erratic schedule
- Lack of understanding/support from spouse
- Money problems
My name is Megan Gilbert. I am a 29-year-old third year nursing student at Purdue University Calumet. I have been married to my wonderful husband Scott for eight years and we have two beautiful boys; Reece and Mason. We currently reside in Northwest Indiana in the town of Schererville, which is about 40 minutes outside of Chicago. I love spending quality time with my family and l also enjoy singing with my local church. In addition, one of my favorite things to do in my down-time is blog and read blogs.
By Megan Gilbert