When I wrote this post I wasn’t convinced of my thesis myself. I wrote it mostly to comfort NMF#7 who, last I heard, got married and didn’t become a doctor after all. It’s a bit of a trend in the wannbe-doctor field. Either you marry a politely tolerant guy and watch your medical dreams become impractical upon pregnancy, or you stay single and become a doctor and then…?
As one gentleman put it, “I married my wife after she did teshuva for the ‘averah’ of attending medical school by becoming a neurologist.”