Marriage and the nurse

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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

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Megan Gilbert

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.

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2 Responses to Marriage and the nurse

  1. Victor

    This was actually addressed on, and the most positive feedback came from nurses who married other nurses.
    (Also those who married in a similar field such as resp, therapists, PT’s and PA’s. Didn’t pan out for those who married the MD’s though…)

  2. jim white rn

    hey megan how are you how is little mason????? u can email me or call me if you want my email is cell is 4022083152