Our expert says:
Many men in many professions, including many doctors, are highly stressed and not entirely happy with their job. In medicine, though most of us really enjoy doctoring, current circumstances in the state-ruined health service man many doc's don;t enjoy working the way the system currently requires them to work. Its l ike that race in Alice in Wonderland, where you have to keep running faster and faster just in order to stay in the same place.
And as for doctor's marriages, Medicine is a demanding mistress. Many doc's are too stressed an exhausted to be an attentive spouse, NOT bcause of any fault of their spouse. Doc's also tend to learn not to show their emotions ( they may be like that already, but also find you need to suppress your own emotions to work well --- who wants a surgeon who weeps into the wound ? He probably does inded love you, but has difficulty in convincing you of this.
Marriage counselling can help --- if the doc can have the grace to accept help from someone else, and if he can be persuaded to invest the time in this valuable activity. And CV's suggestion might be one useful way to approach this topic
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