I have recently noticed a hypocrisy within the military significant other community, and I wonder if I am the first to observe this.
One of my big pet peeves with military significant others are those who think their service members, and their relationship, is “better” than a civilian. I can’t help but cringe everything I see an Instagram or Facebook insulting and putting down civilians. As if joining the military automatically makes a man better or a relationship better.
And yet at the same time, I constantly see women lamenting about how difficult being a military spouse is, and how undesirable it is.
I can’t find the photo of the other e-card I saw, but it was something along the lines of “you think being a military wife is romantic? You must like being alone”
I also saw one that said “I didn’t choose this life, I chose him. I wouldn’t be a MilSO if I had a choice”
So which is it?
Is being a military spouse a fairytale romance that is beyond what any civilian relationship could be? Or is it an undesirable burden that no woman would voluntarily wish for? You can’t have it both ways ladies!