Start Doctor patient dating relationship

Doctor patient dating relationship

Dear April Masini," I have started liking this doctor - currently I am a patient at his practice.

And face it: the power that these men hold over these women is an aphrodisiac. So it’s no surprise that these men are often teachers, doctors, bosses, or other father figures. However, acting on these feelings often means crossing lines that create complications. So even if he’s madly in love with you – which I don’t think he is at this point – if he’s a law-abiding citizen, he’s not going to ask you out on a date. Dating Is A Numbers Game: I wonder if you’re just lazy in love, and not doing your own love work – making yourself as attractive as possible, and packaging yourself like a product – because dating is a numbers game, and unless you accept that and put yourself in the game, you’re going to find yourself doing a lot of “settling-dating.” And settling-dating means loving the one you’re with – rather than the one you want – because he happens to be in your pathway.

The inflexible letter of the law weighs unfairly on some defendants, and sometimes compels a disciplinary body to impose sanctions that don't fit a case's nuances.

In an effort to refine how the "no overlap" principle should be applied, I'd like to throw a small monkey wrench at this naively simplistic construct.

According to the American Psychiatric Association: "Sexual activity with a current or former patient is unethical....