What’s so fascinating is that the spouse will transition from an office manager to a marketing director, from being in the office to out of the office, better able to balance her life that may include exercise, kids, another job or running their own business. We’re entering a new age where the doctor’s spouse can do anything, including being a ‘he’ and not necessarily a ‘she’.
One thing people rarely think of is that a doctor routinely works 60, even 80 hours a week. So a doctor's spouse is left alone most of the time. I became adept at running the household, counseling everyone from kids to other doctors and patients, and being a very pushy advocate when coming up against insurance companies.