Keys to Deliberately and Actively Investing in Your Marriage w/Kate Mangona

podcast Apr 15, 2021

We spend a lot of time on the specifics of our contracts, but today we’re going to pivot and focus on the reason behind our negotiating efforts - the personal priorities that drive our decisions.  

In the negotiating process, we really have the opportunity to tweak our schedules so they work for us, our families and our spouses. Sometimes it feels like the job invades every part of our lives, and we end up with very little time to nurture our relationships. 

How do we make time for those relationships, and plan ahead for it in the negotiating phase? What are some of the side effects of being overwhelmed by all our responsibilities? 

In this episode, I’m joined by pediatric radiologist, relationship coach and host of Medicine, Marriage and Money, Kate Mangona. She shares how she prioritizes her marriage as a busy doctor, entrepreneur, mom and physician’s wife. 


Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Why attending physicians can negotiate for a healthier work-life balance
    During training, our family takes a backseat to our careers. When we become attending physicians, we have more leverage. We can tweak our schedules to create more time to date our spouses, and spend time with our children.   

  • How to ease resentment in our relationships 
    Stop keeping score of how often your spouse does certain tasks. Keeping score can be exhausting, and it can cause resentment and put a strain on the relationship. Remember that you’re on the same team, there’s no need to play offense and defense.

  • The importance of prioritizing 
    Everyone has unique things that matter most to them. What we do on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis has to reflect those priorities and this starts in the process of negotiating our contracts. It’s easier to achieve balance when we lead with what we value. 


Guest Bio 

Kate is a pediatric radiologist, relationship coach and host of Medicine, Marriage and Money. She is a physician married to a physician and she’s continuously working towards marital interdependence and seriously hustling towards financial freedom.

For more information, and to get Kate’s free download
The Medical Marriage Survival Guide: An Instruction Manual for Physicians in Love visit and follow @medicinemarriageandmoney


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