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    Yeah - I think it is - but much harder with other women!

    If she doesnt get back to you, you can still make small talk - just dont take it personally if she doesnt want to develop a deeper relationship good luck

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    I have no idea, but I wonder about that too. We live regional and I see my GP outside of the surgery often, because our kids are similar ages and do the same activities (little athletics, swimming lessons, etc). Right now, I see us as acquaintances outside of the office. We don't discuss medical stuff outside the office, but occasionally talk about external stuff in the office.
    In your instance, you won't see her as a gp ever again, so I don't see why you can't become friends. She may be holding back because she is worried you will be uncomfortable.

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    You can still be friends even if she was still your gp. Could you imagine if you were the only gp for 200 kids and no one would be your friend because you
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    I mean sure she can separate her professional and personal relationships.

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    I would follow her lead. Strike up a conversation, go out of your way to say hello but then let her be the one to ask for your number, befriend you.

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    GPs can get a bit funny about this. I have some mates who are GPs. Trouble is that a lot of patients and ex patients (and even non patients) cross the line in social settings and start to ask about little johnny's rash or hubby's heart issues or something. Not only is this seeking a freebie and is appropriate, but they're unlikely to be covered by insurance if they give the wrong advice.

    She may be a nervous about that type of thing. I'd be pleasant and friendly but not crowd her. At some point she'll probably realise that you know what lines you can't cross and it'll become more comfortable.

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    Hello.

    She maybe thinking exacting the same thing!

    Sometimes its awkward as an adult saying 'do you want to be my friend' so
    I'd make a joke out of it.

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    'the universe keeps making us collide , either that or your following me! Fancy getting a coffee sometime?'




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    Agree with above - maybe she is avoiding talking to you as she might think you feel weird about her having been your gp?

    I'd just keep it friendly and say hello when you see her and go from there

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    Haha! It's like dating!

    I don't really mind if we're not 'friends' it's more just the avoiding properly chatting when we see each other that I find awkward. Ya know?
    yeah, I think harder than Dating.

    I agree with everyone else ... a friendship is fine as she isnt your GP.

    Maybe she just feels a little awkward

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    Haha! It's like dating! 😖

    I don't really mind if we're not 'friends' it's more just the avoiding properly chatting when we see each other that I find awkward. Ya know?
    yeah, I think harder than Dating.

    I agree with everyone else ... a friendship is fine as she isnt your GP.

    Maybe she just feels a little awkward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sally1981 View Post
    GPs can get a bit funny about this. I have some mates who are GPs. Trouble is that a lot of patients and ex patients (and even non patients) cross the line in social settings and start to ask about little johnny's rash or hubby's heart issues or something. Not only is this seeking a freebie and is appropriate, but they're unlikely to be covered by insurance if they give the wrong advice.

    She may be a nervous about that type of thing. I'd be pleasant and friendly but not crowd her. At some point she'll probably realise that you know what lines you can't cross and it'll become more comfortable.
    Those are good points! But we're in the UK so even in a professional setting I'm getting a 'freebie.' 😉

    Next time I run into at an activity I'll make more of an effort to have a small chat. 😊


 

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