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Should I tell my psychiatrist that i am getting married in

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Should I tell my psychiatrist that i am getting married in 2 months?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Kaushik :

Hi there,

Dr. Kaushik :

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Customer:

hello

Customer:

Thank you

Dr. Kaushik :

Well, yes it is important to disclose it to your psychiatrist that you are getting married since almost all the psychiatry disorders have a genetic predisposition that is they are liable to genetic transfer to the children from the parents , so in such a case the psychiatrist would like to give you and your would be spouse gentic counseling ..

Dr. Kaushik :

genetic counseling that is ..

Dr. Kaushik :

which is essential for being prepared for the future when you are thinking of starting a family..

Dr. Kaushik :

Besides this the psychiatrist will also like to brief up your would be spouse about some finer points of your illness , obviously keeping in mind not to scare her ..

Customer:

I agree, I am just concerned that he will say it's too soon. The real problem is that I am going to have difficulty telling my parents that I live with.

Dr. Kaushik :

well sooner or later you will have to do it ..

Dr. Kaushik :

and obviously you will not like to start a fresh relationship with a burden on your shoulder..

Dr. Kaushik :

so it is better to be open about this right now and let the weight off your shoulder ..

Customer:

That is true,plus I am 47 years old. I really love Mary, and want a lasting marriage with her.

Dr. Kaushik :

i know this is going to be tough , what it is better for you is to disclose it now and be relaxed and live happily therafter ..

Customer:

I agree. Thank you.

Dr. Kaushik :

all you need is a bit courage and to go about this as a necessary chore for the sake of commitment to yourself and to your near and dear ones..

Dr. Kaushik :

remember honesty is the best policy..

Dr. Kaushik :

all this saying is old but has persisted for so long only because it helps ..

Customer:

Yes, I agree, And my doctor is very supportive of me.

Customer:

he is very good.

Dr. Kaushik :

yes ..

Dr. Kaushik :

then please do not let this to tamper a good doctor - patient relationship and trust that exists between the two of you..

Dr. Kaushik :

so kindly do the needful ..

Dr. Kaushik :

and let him know of this ..

Dr. Kaushik :

you are on the right track ..

Customer:

should I let him know asap?

Dr. Kaushik :

well...

Customer:

I have an appointment next week. I am so happy, though.

Dr. Kaushik :

you can take some time to say 1-2 weeks to prepare yourself to be open about it ..

Dr. Kaushik :

well so next week tell him..

Customer:

Thank you for your advice.

Dr. Kaushik :

i am sure he will appreciate your honesty and this will add to your good will..

Dr. Kaushik :

I hope this helps..

Dr. Kaushik :

Wish you all the best..

Customer:

Yes, I am always honest with him and my parents. Thank you.

Dr. Kaushik :

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Warm regards..

Dr. Kaushik :

God bless and congrats for a beautiful life ahead..

Customer:

Thank you.

Dr. Kaushik :

your welcome ..

Dr. Kaushik :

take care..

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