i'm sure some of my patients don't like me all that much. maybe our personalities don't mesh, maybe my approach to things doesn't suit them, or maybe there is a more specific reason, but one i can't do much about, who knows. for whatever reason, the relationship is like a shoe that doesn't quite fit, that always rubs in that one place. uncomfortable, annoying. sometimes you can brake it in, sometimes you can't. i always hope those patients will eventually find another doctor, a shoe that fits more comfortably. until then, i do my best to make it work.
and, yes, plenty of times i am the shoe, but sometimes i am the foot and the patient is the shoe!