CAMO - Connecting All Military Others
Be supportive. Even when they seem like they are upset with you it may not actually be you. It might be the stress of being in the military. Deployments, although they suck only make you a stronger couple. Becoming a military spouse is one of the most rewarding things I have done with my life and I have achieved a lot and in a very rewarding job.
totally love this topic. i am new to the military lifestyle and i am pretty stressed out...hubby hasnt even left yet ;/
definitely stay strong and supportive.. it's not his fault if he gets called one day and has to leave that night or the next.. he or she will be stressed enough about it that you don't want to add more to it.. he will always come home to you and you are his support system to help him get through it all. Everything thing even the smallest of notes to him in care packages or hidden in luggage makes their day a million times better.. and you'll continue to fall in love over and over again.. what helped me was having friends that also have husbands in the military to talk to and answer questions.. with me being his support.. along with him.. my friends are mine... they definitely help keep ya busy and your mind off it all esp since they know what your going through.. just take it day by day...
have faith, pray, be strong, and give all your support and a listening ear.... you are their motivation and support that gets them through each day... of course there will be days where you might not feel like you are at all but do not worry because they are thinking of you and missing you always... "absence makes the heart grow fonder" it is very true... do not ever get discouraged if they have to leave... if you want it to work, it will happen:)
It's going to be hard and you're going to have to work at your relationship more than you ever have. Because you spend so much time apart, when you have time together just cherish it. The pride that a marine spouse/family member has is something that only we get to experience and boy is it amazing. You will be so proud of your marine. And most important.. you can do it. I promise you, you will make it through.
This topic is so me. I just started dating Roger two and a half weeks ago and i just don't know what to think about it, it's so hard being around friends and seeing them with their boyfriends, getting upset cause they can't see their boyfriend that day or whatever. I'm just like... i don't get to see mine till the end of August. :/
They don't understand the lifestyle and never will. Ignore them. The only people that matter are you and your S/O.
Stay very strong & have lots of patience don't listen to what people not living your situation say no one will ever understand love your s/o always
stay away from FRG!!! lol!
Its NOT easy,
dont think about your loved one and time will go faster,
keep a countdown but dont look at it all the time,
keep your phone by your side at ALL TIMES,
dont "expect" anything EVERY military experience is different,
find people who you can relate to,
you will find who your REAL friends are by seeing which ones support you,
(dont worry you'll make PLENTY of new ones),
EVERY second with him will be precious,
and your life will DEFINITELY change the MINUTE he gets to basic :)
Well Chris and I got married two weeks ago when he came home on leave. He left to go back to his command on Monday. So now i am alone. I am terrified cause at the end of the month he is leaving for an 8 month deployment. I don't want to be alone but I have no choice. I am proud of my Sailor. I know he is just as scared as i am and i am trying to be strong for him but it isn't as easy as i thought it was. I spent the last year being a military girlfriend. But it is diffrent being a wife. There is so much paper work and stress and the fact that I am so far away from his command and with such a short time till he deploys I can't move out there. So i am home in Minneosta with my parents...working a crap job. :( I need some advice or help.
From what I have learned these 10 months of being a military wife is to have loooots of patience. Also, being very accepting and ready for change any time! Sometimes it can get frustrating, but you will start understanding and get used to it. Through everything that goes on, just love and support your man/woman always! :)