In my opinion, being married to a fellow nurse is a blessing as well as a curse. (Just kidding!)
I have to admit, there are times when being married to a nurse makes life as a nurse so much easier–and other times, it makes life quite comical.
Here are some ways you know you’re married to a nurse (or that your spouse is a nurse in disguise!):
The top 10 ways you know you’re married to a nurse
1. Your wardrobe is oversaturated with all things scrub-like
- Everything from scrub tops and bottoms to specifically “themed” outfits for the holidays and special occasions, including your shoes (clogs, Crocs and more!).
2. No conversation is off limits
- If you think having dinner or lunch with a coworker is colorful, try talking to your spouse with that no-holds-barred attitude!
3. Your weekends are not actually during the traditional weekend
- Isn’t shift work grand?
4. Your spouse has to be near-dead to even consider seeking medical attention
- Especially since he or she already knows what’s wrong, right? You’re both nurses…who needs a pesky doctor?
5. Your house is a medical and nursing library
- There are medical and nursing reference guides littered throughout your house, because you never know when you may need to look something up!
6. No explanation is necessary
- When your shift runs late for one of a million reasons, you never have explain why, because your spouse has lived it.
7. Pens, pens everywhere!
- You know how we nurses are with our pens…just imagine a house full of an eclectic array of choices!
8. Can you say HIPAA?
- For some strange reason, your conversations are halted numerous times because you pause to make sure you haven’t violated any privacy clauses.
9. There is a DE-CON (decontamination) area of the house
- Infection paranoia. ‘Nuff said.
10. A household full of security, comfort and compassion
- Of course, all the entertaining banter is comical and brings a smile every day, but who else can better fulfill your life partner’s role than the most compassionate, loving, caring team player of them all?
The honest truth is that being a nurse is never something we just do, it’s something we are and something we become. What better way to grow than side by side another living that very same dream?