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Divorce among physicians and other healthcare professionals in the United States: analysis of census survey data

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 18 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h706

Marriage & Family

The elements of a successful marriage are compatibility, communication, compassion, cooperation, contentment, commitment, constancy, and continuity. Each element naturally leads to the next, and, if all elements are present, marriage partners feel at home with each other and bond as a family, which is the very essence of marriage. To quote the Buddha, "A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another."

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 February 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, USA