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  • 18-page relationship guide covering expectations, money, in-laws, household duties, parenting, and intimacy.
  • Actionable plans to help put these relationship principles in place in your own marriage.

The Medical Marriage Survival Guide: An Instruction Manual for Physicians In Love


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Are you a physician, married to one, or both? We all know that the demanding and unpredictable hours of a physician are not designed around a successful marriage or family life. A doctor’s schedule is commonly designed to meet the needs of hospital administrators, tight budget restraints , and increasing RVU demands. So how then do we balance caring for our patients with loving and supporting our families, especially our spouse? 

I created this survival guide after I figured out what my marriage needed because I know I cannot be the ONLY one searching for marriage advice. The world needs amazing doctors such as yourself, and if we cannot be happy at home and in our most intimate relationship, then how can we show up as the best possible physicians for our patients?

I had been happily married for 6 years before applying the principles I am about to share. However, I realized I was not actively working on my relationship every day, which meant it was not growing any stronger. And when things are not actively growing stronger, they are often getting weaker. When left to entropy, systems fail.

I knew I had to begin harnessing the power within me to begin taking my marriage to the next level. I saw the value of my own mind, and I began to use it to strengthen everything about me and my marriage. I want you to know that you can do thi s too, so I have made a condensed list of all the things I wish someone would have told me ten years ago!

I hope this serves as a guide for a more intimate and loving relationship with your spouse. Read on and apply one or all of these principles to your marriage in order to achieve even more happiness at home and at work because, yes, it is possible!


Kate Mangona, MD—I am a physician married to a physician and continuously working towards marital interdependence and seriously hustling towards financial freedom. Shortly after COVID began, I realized that despite 6 years of marriage, 5 years as an attending and less than one year away from being financially independent, I had a lifetime more to learn.

And with the new life circumstances COVID brought to town, a whole new level of anxiety arose as our mortality became more tangible… COVID was on our minds 24/7 and we were more serious at home and at work. This was a shock and huge change for us as I am sure it was for you as well. COVID led to a lot of drastic life changes for all of us.

As tensions continued to rise through March and April, I decided to join three women physicians coaching groups which opened my life to a whole new level of realization. I started seeing things and circumstances in an entirely new light. Things became lighter and more fun again.

I began working daily on myself and opening up to a community of growth and abundance which has allowed me to intentionally exist with more space for love in my marriage and in every relationship in my life.

My calling has become to share all I have learned with you. This is why we became physicians right? To help people? This is probably why you became a physician too. And after 17 years in the medical space, I have learned that the burden we place on doctors in today’s healthcare world is so great, that it is sometimes unsurvivable. Doctors throughout the nation are suffering from burnout, decision fatigue, and failed relationships at work and at home.

We have the power and resources to reverse or prevent this emotional drain.

Let us begin to harness the power within us to take our marriages to the next level.

Let us unleash the mindset and tools required to strengthen our marriages.

We will love and appreciate more.

We will argue, defend, and criticize less.

We will create more intimacy and connection.

We will do this!

You can do this.

Believe it is possible!!!!