For those wives (or husbands) that may just be starting dental school or for those that are in the middle of it, I just wanted to give you a list of ways that I have survived being a dental school wife!
1. Just know that it is only 4 years and everyone can do anything for four years. In the first year, you will think that this is so new and exciting and that you are so happy that your husband got into dental school. And then years 2 and 3 you will start thinking, "man, this will never end. I'm so sick of it!" And now that we are in year 4 I just keep thinking, "we are so close, I can taste it!"
3. Cook him dinner and do his laundry. Don't get me wrong, you don't need to do this every single night, but if he is having a tough day or week, this will tell him that he can focus on school and that you can take care of the rest. I know that for most of you wives, you will be working also, so taking care of all of the housework can't be only one person's job. I would just suggest that you both decide who will do each household chore and stick to it. We have it where I do the cleaning and laundry, he does the dishes and we both do the cooking.
|I found these teeth on my bedside table...WHAT?|
|My sweet niece.|
|We went to the circus for one of our date nights!|
So here is just a list of the ways that I have survived dental school. If you are just about to enter into this world as a dental school wife, congratulations! This is incredible for you and your husband! It is a long 4 years but it will be so worth it. Let me know if you have any questions!