Recently I got into a debate with some girls over the term “doctors wife”. I was surprised to hear that they absolutely hate being refered to as that. Some even go so far as to correct the other person and make sure their displeasure is known.
It’s funny because I am on the other end of the spectrum. I am so proud of my husband and all of his accomplishments I proudly accept that label and wear it like a badge of honor all the time 🙂
I understand where they are coming from though. Many felt that by being “only” a doctors wife that it demeaned and belittles who they are. Indeed I am so much more than a doctors wife as well so I totally get it.
I am literally married to medicine and inevitably his career shapes our lives, conversations and marriage. I think of it as being in a sorority and if I see another wife with the medical “letters” I go all “oh my god your a delta beta gamma too” on her.
So I don’t know what’s right or wrong but for better or worse I am a doctors wife. And I’ll be damn sure to wave that flag proudly. After all suffering through years of medical school, residency and fellowship alongside him has to give me at least this one perk right 😉