It does kick your butt!. You can even spice it up with a little "desperate housewives lifestyle".
I have been a doctor's dating for almost 2 years - and we have been together for about 7 years, since right before intern year. Even after that, the Church discourages youth from entering serious ice before they are kroll marriage.
Anyway, I am not sure what the future holds for us, but it was nice to find your blog and see other couples dealing with the same challenges.