So we took the opportunity to talk with a few wives, and pick their opalescent brains about their best advice ever.
When it comes to tips about loving a service member, nearly ever wife agreed, that getting yourself moving and keeping yourself occupied were key.
et blade) which they absolutely wouldn’t think that you know of it. Cultivate patience You learn that patience is a virtue because if you’re picking him up from his camp or waiting for him to book out, be prepared to wait up to a few hours.
As the significant other, you will not get more details than necessary on anything unless you poke and prod. Related: The unconventional relationship is the norm in the military. However, in the civilian world, or in a relationship, it may be a little hard to deal with. Especially if he is coming from a higher rank, it may be increasingly difficult for him to “fall in line” with civilian life. Not every soldier comes home with post-traumatic stress.
She simply smiled and said, "Let me give you a piece of advice, honey.
If you want to get married to a Marine, and stay that way, you've got to realize, you can't make any major life decisions beginning six weeks before he deploys until six weeks after he gets back.
Considering how many stressors a young military marriage must face, that fact alone ought to be enough to convince us that everybody in the military ought to be single until, say, age 25. Which should make the entire active-duty population sit up and howl. In the all-volunteer force, early marriage is so common that it is the norm. In the civilian population, 74 percent of all women have been married by age 30. But my real thinking is that my line of work I hear from plenty of long-married military couples who married before age 25, but I rarely hear of a teen marriage that worked out for the best. It ain’t no sin to be young and hopeful when you get married.
One of the greatest predictors of life satisfaction is a deep relationship with one other person. There are significant social supports for marriage as well as financial benefits that come with marriage. It is fairly common among young military couples that they think they will not deploy very much or very often.