Recently, there is an increase in the trend of doctors marrying a fellow doctor. Now the question arises whether these marriages are more fruitful than those with someone from a different line. In my opinion, a fellow doctor is more likely to understand the nature of your work and how stressful it can get at times. After all, after working for long hours, we all need someone to seek comfort in. Other than this, your spouse can also help you with your own practise. They speak the same language and you can always casually discuss a case with them and seek their opinion. Psychologists actually suggest that sharing professional as well as family life and overcoming the obstacles of daily life hand in hand can greatly strengthen a relationship. However, while opting for a doctor spouse, we must keep the possible challenges in mind as it can get very hectic balancing both your professional as well as family life. It can become harder to cope with daily challenges such as caring for a sick child when your spouse is just as busy as you. Likewise, a competition may arise among spouses when one achieves greater success than the other. So medical marriages can exert additional stress too. In short, medical marriages can be both – a blessing or a challenge. It is entirely up to you what you make of it and how effectively and maturely you deal with your problems. Any issue can be dealt with when there is enough regard and affection for each other. What do my fellow doctors think? Is a doctor-doctor marriage better than marrying someone from a different profession?