It’s no secret that the average nurse leads a demanding and stressful life. Â 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