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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2007|10:19 pm]
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[mood |crushedcrushed]

Not good.
So my boyfriend,Piotr (Pronounced Peter), and I have been on some rocky terms lately. NOt in a bad fighting sort of way. Just an uncomfortable facade,claiming we are happy but I know he isnt.
He claims he is 'burnt out' and hates his work.Same shit everyday...constantly suffering from Med Student syndrome...if you know what i mean???
Anyone ever have their SO act a little hypocondriac like?
its hard.
its hard to date someone who isnt happy with themself.
becuase its true right?You have to be happy with yourself to be happy with(or make) someone else happy?

i hate crying.
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(no subject) [Feb. 17th, 2007|04:36 pm]
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hey everyone,

in light of some revival in this community ... i decided to make a post

what thing have you and your partner done that's helped out your relationship? Everyone knows that it can be tough being in EMS/dating someone in EMS. But often times you can find little (or big) things to do that really make a difference...
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HELLLOOOO!!! [Feb. 9th, 2007|08:58 pm]
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[mood |mellowmellow]
[music |tv]

OK im going to try and revive this community becuase I was looking for one just like this!

My name is Chelsea and I live in Michigan.

About my SO that is in the health care industry
My wonderful boyfriend Piotrek is a Paramedic for a private ambulance company and has been working for them for about ohhhh...3 years-ish.
He passed his paramedic tests in november and so far isnt too crazy about contuing working with this company.
He is thinking about continuing his education and going for Nursing. I support him 110% with whatever he chooses.
He also works contingent (sp?) at a hospital in the ER as a tech.

About me!
I am currently living with my parents and going to school full time in an Interpreter Training Program. I hope to soon finish and get qualified and free-lance interpret. If I decide to continue my education, I would love to go into Deaf Education and teach Deaf children.

Piotr and I have been together a year in March and so far,so GREAT! hah.
I must say, dating a Paramedic is not the easiest relationship ever..but none the less, the best.
He works 24hr shifts 3 times a week and then filling in at the hospital if he feels up to it.
Hes a super hard worker and very professional and smart.
He is quite OCD and everything gets cleaned and washed twice.
Its obviously from work where he gets this little obsession, but its better to be clean than nasty dirty!

Well I hope someone else will help spark this community again becuase it would be great to talk to others in my situation!

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(no subject) [Aug. 11th, 2006|09:11 pm]
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In an attempt to revive/get the community started...

How do you support/manage with your spouse venting about their work in EMS (or similiar fields)?

If you are the one working in EMS... What is the best support to recieve while venting about your work?
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(no subject) [Aug. 11th, 2006|05:57 pm]
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I had one of those days where I was super stressed at work. Then I came home to have my IBS act up (Most likely triggered from stress) But still, so horrible to deal with Colin works a 7pm-7am. Damn it, it sucks. I really wish he was around tonight. Although I love the fact that he has several days off after Saturday. But in the mean time, working mutliple days of 12 hour days is not so much fun. Especially if your day sucks and you want your partner to be around :/
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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2006|08:30 am]
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[Current Location |at work...]
[mood |tiredtired]
[music |iTunes Radio]

I figured I would continue along with the introductions... =)

My name is Alissa, I am 25 and I work as a Technical Writer. I am a recent newlywed, Misha and I got married in February of this year, but we've been together for about four years now. =) He is an EMT working for a local ambulance company that covers all of Orange County and some of LA. Misha is working on getting into Nursing right now.

About me
Right now I'm right in the middle of switching jobs, so I'm going from a software company to a Bio-medical company. I'll be writing documentation for some of the lab equipment/machines that are used in hospitals and research.

We're looking to purchase a home (condo, since that is all that is affordable in California) in the next year. Kids are in the distant future (we want him to get into and through nursing school first) but we're looking at expanding our family and getting two corgi puppies soon. =)

Biggest Struggles with Partner Working in Healthcare
Probably the biggest struggle for me is wanting to spend time with my new husband, between his long hours and how exhausted he is when he finally does get off of work. Thankfully he works 7am to 7pm so no nights, but he regularly gets of 2+ hours late. I've been having a real hard time lately with how his company treats him, and its really hard for me to deal with and watch. He worked for a great company while we were in college, but we've moved since then and his current company really abuses their employees. My light at the end of the tunnel is that once he does finally get his nursing degree he will no longer be working for them. I can just hope that he gets into a good position that respects him, and that once we start a family he can be there more often.

Thats about all I can think of for now. Any questions, just ask. =)
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(no subject) [Jul. 13th, 2006|06:35 pm]
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So ... I noticed a couple people have joined, so welcome and everything. I figured I would introduce myself.

My name is Alli, I'm 21 and a full time student studying psychology. I've been dating Colin, my significant other, for almost 2 years. He's an EMT and works as an ER Tech for a hosptial (But I'll let him introduce himself more :) )

As far as stuff about me:
I am passionate about: people in general. I like helping others, I try to be supportive emotionally and mentally as much as I can to my friends & those around me. I am also passionate about books, music, & animals (I have 4 cats)

my career/career goals: I plan on getting my masters in psychology once I am finished with my undergrad. From there I'll open up a private counseling practice & teach psychology a local college.

biggest struggle with my partner working healthcare:I have panic disorder, which makes dealing with long shifts sort of an extra challenge. Colin is my security and it defintley makes it tough when he's not around. Especially because nights are the hardest for me, and he generally works a lot of night shifts.

what works best in our realtionship: 1) i do really enjoy that he ends up with 3 or 4 days off. we try to spend those days doing things together that we both enjoy. 2) i talk to him on his commute home (45 minutes) where he can tell me all about his day & I can tell him about mine. So we still feel apart of each others lives even when we can't physically be there.

i look forward to meeting everyone here...
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(no subject) [Jul. 10th, 2006|09:42 pm]
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Welcome to the community. I created this because I am in a realtionship with someone who works at a hosptial for long shifts (12's generally) He often gets stuck working PM's (7p-7a) This is something that has taken me a long time to get used to & I still am getting used to it. :)

I know that there are a lot of healthcare jobs that require long hours (12s, 24s, 48s, etc.) I've come to realize what a special skills you need to be in a realtionship with someone who works those hours. So this is a place to talk about what works & what doesn't in your relationship, meet other people who are in the same boat as you, and any other subjects of that matter.

As stated in the introduction:

This community will be:
- a place to encourage
- a place to support
- a place to vent
- a place to meet other people

This community will not be:
- judgmental
- a place where you will be told to "get over it" or "let it go"
- a place to top other people off/hold a contest of whose is worst (No, "That's situation is hard, but mine is so much worse!")
- rude
- inconsiderate

I look foward to members actually joining and getting this community active! :)

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