I decided to write a continuation of my pervious post “at least he isn’t deployed” because I think that I missed an important issue.
Military S/O’s are experts at being away from their partners.
In the 4 years and 8 months that Jeremy and I have been together we have spent 20 months apart. That’s nearly 2 years of trainings, schools and deployments.
I have a plethora of first hand experience of what it’s like to miss my partner, and I’m sure most military spouses do as well.
So here is my challenge to my fellow military ladies, how do you chose to use your knowledge and expertise?
By putting down anyone who hasn’t been through as long of a separation as you and degrading their experience? Or by sharing your knowledge and giving advice? By comforting your civilian or military friends who are missing their partner and having a hard time with the distance.
Just something to think about.