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The Secret to a Happy Marriage

When I married last year, I received a lot of advice: A marriage takes hard work; be patient, understanding, and flexible; the first year can be tough; watch out for the seven-year itch. Marriage sounds a lot like physician relations. The relationship may hit a rough patch. The dynamic may change: One day, you're wearing the pants, the next day you're asking for permission. The person who makes some days the brightest (or in a hospital's case, the most profitable) can make other days unbearable. You'll grow and change, develop new opinions and needs. And you'll have to figure out a way to accept each other and adapt--or face the possibility of a messy and expensive split.
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