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Half and Half: Dr. Wesam Kurdi & Prof. Khaled Al Kattan

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What happens when two people find their balance and perfect mate? They become the best versions of themselves, individually and as a unit. Here are some couples we spoke to who are definitely our #RelationshipGoals.


Two oaths unite them – the Hippocratic oath, and the oath they’ve taken towards one another. Dr. Wesam explains that in a marriage, the husband and wife are like two parallel lines running alongside at a close distance.

Dr. Wesam is currently a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist (OB/GYN), and is the head of the Feto-maternal unit at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh. “When I started residency, I’d already had my first child and thought maybe I should choose a nonclinical specialty to dedicate more time for my family. Khaled knew better, refused for me to ‘settle,’ and encouraged me to pursue OB/GYN, which was what I really wanted.”doctor-couple_raw-9-copy

Prof. Khaled is the Dean of the College of Medicine at Al Faisal University, and Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh as well. When it comes to Dr. Wesam, he confesses that her intelligence and wisdom are what make her special in his eyes. They’ve recently celebrated 33 years of marriage and have five children they’re immensely proud of. They agree that work-life balance is all about spending quality time together and delegating. The couple enjoys attending weddings together. As a family, traveling is their go-to activity for stress relief and reestablishing connectedness.

“Success in marriage comes from allowing a safe space for your significant other to grow, dream big, and chase those dreams. Loving one another from a place of surplus due to selflove and satisfaction is also crucial.” Dr. Wesam Kurdi

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