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Wedding Countdown

It is hard to write about the wedding planning process when in the middle of it. The stress comes in waves for when we need to figure things out and make decisions, and when we hit a lull, I would

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Glimpse of the Future

I would like to take a moment and note just how much is supposed to happen during Ryan’s fourth year of medical school. The excitement about the next year is pretty equally shared between our getting married and Ryan matching to

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Stage 1 of Wedding Planning – Overcoming the Black Hole

The first step in the wedding planning process (according to everyone) is picking a venue and date. It might sound simple, but I have stumbled my way into uncovering some serious road blocks to those major decisions. The easiest to

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Psychiatry

Upon succeeding in his proposal for marriage and spending a stellar time in New Orleans, Ryan returned to Chicago to begin his Psychiatry rotation. He survived his Family Medicine hours on the south side and now lives in the world of

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A Proposal

People love to hear proposal stories. We desire something more that keeps us from simply accepting and congratulating the news of an engagement. People want the story and to assess the style of execution. Maybe because it is the closest real

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The Value of Conflict

Adapted from original post at symmetrycounseling.com We often receive the message that fighting is bad. It feels unpleasant, it can hurt others’ feelings, and it often turns us into angry, hurtful people we do not recognize. It is true that

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Second Year (in review)

Ryan officially survived the second year of medical school, including the perils of Step 1 and the conclusion of traditional classroom structure! He will begin his clinical rotations in third year, which brings new challenges in extensive work hours, skill

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Relationship Resolutions

Adapted from original post on symmetrycounseling.com New Year’s resolutions are about embracing change and self-improvement. The motivation comes from reflecting on the past year and the inspiration of a new year to come. This same act of thoughtful reflection and

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