Being the spouse/partner of a physician can be challenging. In this podcast Loren Peto talks candidly about the changes he and his spouse--whom is a physician-- have made over the years to help her optimize performance at work, and downtime away from it. He shares some of the mechanisms they have insituted to create more time and energy for her, and more meaning and empathy for him. He illustrates how simple adjustments in communication and time management make for a better relationship, and enhanced support system.
Discussion points include:
- Benefit vs cost analysis: Do what you like, offload the rest
- Helping your physician spouse/partner decompress
- Value of geographical distance to enhance psychological distance
- Finding comfort viewing downtime as "what do I want to do" vs. "what should I be doing"