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Would you leave your significant other behind?

Discussion in 'Spouses and Partners' started by SpineBound, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. SpineBound

    SpineBound Large Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Hello, I am starting my internship in IM in a week. My wife and I were going to take a vacation for the week prior to me starting because we know we won't be seeing much of each other... Just a few hours prior to take off for our tropical paradise, my wife realized that her passport expired and that she cannot go. She told me to just go without her. Keep in mind that the entire trip was paid for- nicest hotels etc... All non-refundable... Almost $3000 lost including airfare. :eek:

    So my question is: Would you have gone by yourself?
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  3. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才 Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    There are companies that can arrange "emergency" passport renewal services in about 24 hours - total cost maybe $500? A small cost to salvage much of the trip...
  4. Luxian

    Luxian 5+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2006
    I would have paid $100 to delay the flight a day, and then done the expedited passport. You could still enjoy 5 days at least!
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2000
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    Not sure what this has to do with Open Residency Positions - moving to Spouses/SO forum.
  6. xanthines

    xanthines decaying organic matter Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2002

    Not to be too sappy or anything, but personally, I don't think there's a point going on a traveling vacation without your significant other. Casual dating? Leave her behind! Wife, fiance, etc? Stay with her and figure something out.

  7. hippocampus

    hippocampus Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    no , i would not go by myself. i would be really bored to go alone.
    try to sell the package, etc
  8. Milamber

    Milamber Grand Poomba 2+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Go alone, leave the wife behind and then remember what they say "What happens in _________________ stays in _________________"

    Actually stay home with the wife, kiss the 3K goodbye and show her how much you love her. No need to have her worry about the girl at the bar you met.
  9. physics junkie

    physics junkie 5+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    No, it's just a trip. I would just hang out with her and go somewhere else somewhat local.
  10. Abilene85

    Abilene85 2+ Year Member

    May 30, 2007
    Normally, I would have been really excited to see a new part of the world, so I would have gone without my spouse and maybe taken a same gender friend or my sister. Why completely throw away all the money and miss the experience because my spouse made a mistake? (And I hope the spouse would be okay with this as well and see the logic behind the decision.) But in this situation, since the whole point of the trip was to spend time together before you practically drop off the face of the planet, going alone makes no sense. Stay with your wife and explore your own city or take a cheap weekend vacation just to get away from home for a bit.
  11. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    that is VERY odd....was it a suprise?

    how could she not have known. suSpIciOus
  12. MDwife


    Jun 29, 2008
    My husband is starting his residency tomorrow and as a way to 'charge his batteries' I arranged for a one week stay in Miami Beach for him and his best friend. We have a small baby and the two of us were home alone. I used my vacation to take care of the baby and he had the real vacation which he well deserved.

    If my passport had expired (how come she did not check, was it a surprise vacation??) I would have told him to go alone, have fun and tell me all about it :D

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