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The Married to Doctors podcast pushes away the stereotypical "doctor-wife" image and is a space where people from all different backgrounds can find a community, explore solutions and share stories about the unique challenges that come from being in a relationship where medicine often feels like the extra partner. We discuss loneliness, debt, communication, romance, moving, parenting and more. The host of Married to Doctors is Lara McElderry, a trauma surgeon's wife, who has been navigating the medical world for the last seventeen years as she’s supported her husband through medical school, residency, a specialty change, fellowship, as well as raising five boys. She hopes the podcast will inspire others to share and implement ideas for how to make successful homes happier. Thank you, subscribers, for the amazing reviews!

The Married to Doctors podcast pushes away the stereotypical "doctor-wife" image and is a space where people from all different backgrounds can find a community, explore solutions and share stories about the unique challenges that come from being in a relationship where medicine often feels like the extra partner. We discuss loneliness, debt, communication, romance, moving, parenting and more. The host of Married to Doctors is Lara McElderry, a trauma surgeon's wife, who has been navigating the medical world for the last seventeen years as she’s supported her husband through medical school, residency, a specialty change, fellowship, as well as raising five boys. She hopes the podcast will inspire others to share and implement ideas for how to make successful homes happier. Thank you, subscribers, for the amazing reviews!

Location:

United States

Description:

The Married to Doctors podcast pushes away the stereotypical "doctor-wife" image and is a space where people from all different backgrounds can find a community, explore solutions and share stories about the unique challenges that come from being in a relationship where medicine often feels like the extra partner. We discuss loneliness, debt, communication, romance, moving, parenting and more. The host of Married to Doctors is Lara McElderry, a trauma surgeon's wife, who has been navigating the medical world for the last seventeen years as she’s supported her husband through medical school, residency, a specialty change, fellowship, as well as raising five boys. She hopes the podcast will inspire others to share and implement ideas for how to make successful homes happier. Thank you, subscribers, for the amazing reviews!

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

#03: How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep With Drew Ackerman

9/24/2020
Are you having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Science and research indicate that sleep is the foundation for our physical and mental health. My guest, Drew Ackerman started a unique podcast for people suffering with sleeplessness. Whether it’s stress, chronic pain, or a hectic work schedule Drew Ackerman is helping his listeners relax and take the seriousness out of bedtime. Listen to today's show to find out how. For one on one coaching with me, go here:...

Duration:00:27:55

#02: Processing the Sad and Painful Things in Life

9/17/2020
There are some things in life we don’t want to feel good about. Yet, when we have a loved one suffering we often say, “I just wish they felt better.” The problem with this thought (as lovely as it sounds) is now they don’t feel good AND we feel sad because they feel sad. We’ve actually increased the sadness or anxiety instead of lessening it. In this episode, I will share my awesome “balancing the equation” technique that I use to help clients deal with hard emotions. You can also get your...

Duration:00:15:36

#01: Making Your Successful Marriage Happier

9/10/2020
In medical marriages, we often have great expectations. Great expectations of medicine, and honestly, great expectations of each other. Although these expectations might be similar for other couples, the prioritizing and importance may differ. A healthy and functioning relationship requires a sense of working harmoniously, including the behaviors deriving from the way you think. How can you make your successful marriage happier? Come find out. I'm happy to share this very important...

Duration:00:19:33

#00: New Season, New Sound, Fresh Perspective

9/10/2020
Hello, hello! Lara here. You've made it to Season 2 of the Married to Doctors podcast! I’m grateful that you decided to join me on this journey. Thank you for being with me as I tell all, spill hard secrets, and share ideas that hopefully spark healthier habits for an emotionally and physically healthier you. When I started on my own medical marriage journey, I wouldn’t have known the challenges I would face as my husband and I went through training, ultimately affecting our growing family,...

Duration:00:05:33

#148: A Look Into Creating the Married To Doctors Podcast

8/27/2020
Episode 148 is the last episode of season 1 of The Married To Doctors Podcast. Beginning on Sept. 10th you will hear a new sound and Lara will be creating and sharing her best episodes yet! In this episode Lara shares some of the joys and challenges she faced as she created the Married To Doctors Podcast.

Duration:00:15:17

#147: Managing Transitions and Down Time

8/20/2020
Have you ever looked forward to a break between semesters or training only to be frustrated when expectations aren't met? If so, you are not alone! Sometimes physicians (and their families) struggle with free time. In this episode, we explore how to discuss each other's needs and how to communicate those expectations. For complete show notes and additional resources visit www.marriedtodoctors.com

Duration:00:40:02

Finding Greater Peace in the 20-21 School Year

8/6/2020
Lara is offering a group class on August 11th. All are invited to register at this link. Here is a look at what we will cover: Thought Inquiry: The Basics Overcoming Indecision Making a Decision How to Not Question Your Choice Embracing Flexibility Conversations with Children Register Here! In addition to the class, you will also receive a workbook to continue working through your own experience of the 20-21 school year. This is a HUGE value, and I would love to give you these...

Duration:00:06:08

#146: The Feeling That There is no "Me" Anymore

8/6/2020
Lara speaks with Jamia Ponder about her experience going to therapy, her realization that her accomplishments were tied to her children and husband, and her desire to do something just for her. Click here for back to school group coaching call!

Duration:00:32:57

#145: Facing Infertility as a Medical Couple

7/23/2020
In this episode, Lara speaks with Linda Abdelsayed (MFT) regarding infertility and the medical journey. What makes infertility unique for physician families? Timing and privacy are two things that come to mind quickly, but on further inspection, there is also a real loss for some couples if they don't feel the father is involved during the many necessary appointments. Linda and Lara will discuss ideas for dealing with these situations as well as Linda's personal story and how she came to...

Duration:00:35:19

#144: Leadership, COVID-19, and Marriage

7/9/2020
Episode Notes: In this episode, Lara interviews the author and CEO, Shona Elliott. They have a conversation covering leadership decisions during COVID, how physicians can communicate with hospital administration more effectively, and some practical advice for your medical marriage. Shona also shares the personal story as she works towards being an ambitious career woman, a mom, and yes, the wife of a physician. Announcements: You should also know that my coaching prices are going up on...

Duration:00:41:22

#143: Discussing Racism with Kwavi Agbeyegbe

6/25/2020
In this episode, Kwavi Agbeyegbe will share her stories and opinions on racism and how each of us can do our best to help. She also shares about her medical marriage and the ways to nurture a marriage. She has been married for 20 years.

Duration:00:33:35

#142: Managing Expectations During Residency and Beyond

6/11/2020
In this episode, Lara discusses expectations with Hannah Pye. Hannah shares how she did not fulfill her dream of becoming a surgeon, and how "things that looked like a failure but can set you up for success." She also shares her categories for managing expectations during the residency years. This episode is sponsored by Better Help. To learn more and get 10% off your first-month visit here.

Duration:00:37:13

Graduating Residency in 2020

6/3/2020
Lara and Katie talk about how COVID-19 has affected residents, moving across the country during a pandemic, plus other struggles that couples may face during this time. Today's episode is sponsored by Better Help. To get 10% off your first month, please visit www.betterhelp.com/marriedtodoctors

Duration:00:39:01

#140: Family Law and Physicians

5/28/2020
Jacqueline Harounian shares her knowledge of family law and how it impacts physician spouses.

Duration:00:34:12

#139: Sex, Stress, and More

5/21/2020
In this episode, Lara talks with board-certified sexologist Dr. Lanae St. John about sex and stress. We cover topics from the struggles we may face in our relationships, tips to improve our sex lives and relationship, and how to teach sex positivity to our kids. Announcements Share the Podcast It would mean the world to me if you would share the podcast with your friends and family! This podcast and our community has always grown simply by word of mouth. Let's keep growing and supporting...

Duration:00:48:34

#138: It Gets Better Now

5/14/2020
Blogger and life coach, Kendra Harvey shares with us her experiences as a physician spouse and how life can be good at any stage. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.com/Married They offer a 10% discount to all listeners if you use this link.

Duration:00:37:33

#137: Asking For Help

5/7/2020
Today's episode is a replay of episode 27. It is a great example of reaching out for help. With emotions close to the surface, I want to encourage all of you to know two things: 1. people care about you and your well being and 2. there are resources you can use For information on coaching with Lara visit: https://marriedtodoctors.com/coaching/ Today's sponsor is Better Help. For 10% off your first month, visit www.betterhelp.com/married If you are a medical professional, there is a free...

Duration:00:34:35

136: When Lara Attempts To Be Funny

4/30/2020
Is it okay to laugh in the middle of a pandemic? Lara will share some research on the healthiness of laughter and how it brings us together. She also attempts to tell some (bad) jokes with her sister-in-law. Enjoy! Announcements New Sponsor BetterHelp Need help to counterbalance negative emotions? I’m excited to share that I have partnered with BetterHelp. BetterHelp has licensed therapists who are certified by their state’s board to provide therapy and counseling. I’ve signed up myself...

Duration:00:20:22

#135: Naming Our Emotions During COVID-19

4/23/2020
Lara shares how naming our emotions can help us have a greater sense of control over our feelings during these complicated times. She gives personal examples and helps give words to what many of us are experiencing. Today's episode is sponsored by Better Help. You can receive licensed counseling through video calls, phone calls, or text messaging. You will be matched with a counselor in 24 hours or less, which is one thing that I love. Plus, you can receive 10% off your first month of...

Duration:00:16:20

134: Counterbalancing: Making Space for Both Positive and Negative Emotion

4/16/2020
Lara will walk you through an exercise she uses with clients to help them counterbalance their negative thinking. She teaches you the four "magic" words that will allow room for positive as well as negative emotion when you are stressed. Download Lara's free guide to using this tool here, or on her website, www.marriedtodoctors.com This episode is sponsored by Better Help. To get 10% off your first-month use this link: betterhelp.com/married

Duration:00:17:17