Five Questions That Make The Military Spouse Cringe
I Think My "Survival Mode" is Broken
The Day Men in Uniform Came to Notify Me
A Year of 'Being'
While talking with a young friend recently, she lamented how little she’d accomplished during the year her husband was deployed.
The Stone Ages-Finding My Strengths through Multiple Deployments
As of this day, I have been through two complete deployments and am approaching a homecoming for the third. This may not seem like a lot, but the way these have happened and how close they are timing wise made them interesting, and enhanced the worry, anticipation and feelings of each.
Surviving a Deployment Away From a Base
The following list only comes after making it through and having a year to readjust and reflect. Here are my Top 5 Tips for Surviving a Deployment Away From a Base:
6 Reasons to Send Nude Pics to Your Deployed Spouse
Oh, I know what you are thinking. “Wait! You mean you WANT us to send a few naked pics to our spouse while they are deployed? "
7 Tips to Better Protect Yourself Against Sexual Violence
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States.
Those Dreaded Words, "We Need To Talk"
Guest Author: Rachel Engel, Air Force spouse As completely cliché as it sounds, my first serious boyfriend actually used the words, “We need to talk,” before telling me he wanted to end our relati...
Dear Sally, My Husband is Struggling and I Want to Help
Dear Sally, I am concerned about my husband. He has deployed several times, but has never seen combat. I thought things were fine after the last deployment, but over the last few months he seems t...
35 Reasons We Adore Military Kids!
We happen to think that military kids are some of the most amazing humans on the planet, don’t you? All month we have been featuring these awesome children because April is the Month of the Milita...
Military Kids Say the Darndest Things!
Photo Credit: Amy Davis for HeartsApart.org April is the Month of the Military Child, and we have enjoyed celebrating our nation's littlest heroes this month here at Military Spouse! We recently a...
35 Ways You Know Your Kid is a Brat!
April is The Month of the Military Child, a time for us all to celebrate our wonderful military kids! And while being in a military family doesn’t mean that everything about their childhood will b...
Handling Deployment Distance
Technology has certainly changed the way that many military spouses communicate with their service member during deployment. We talked to four spouses who experienced deployment communication befo...
I Think My "Survival Mode" is Broken!
Photo Credit: www.photopin.com As my husband prepares for his upcoming weeks long stint out of the country, I’m watching all the things he’s packing. Pants that zip off into shorts, rain gear, hi...
We May Never Fully Recognize the Cost of War
I spent the better part of my morning staring at my computer in bleak understanding, sobbing uncontrollably… and I wonder how many of you were right there with me, wiping away your tears as you als...
50 Things Dating a Service Member Has Taught Me
Photo Credit: Holly Henry We recently asked our Facebook community to answer a question. And while we, of course, always love to hear from those who are married to members of the military, this t...
The Phone Call that Still Haunts Me
By: Kenna Ray Hunter, Army Spouse It was early morning, May 31st, the day before our first wedding anniversary. I was sound asleep. I didn’t sleep well at all during the night because Eric and I h...
Drama Queen Spouse Confessions
Hi. I’m your Monday Confessions anonymous military spouse… my confession? I am a drama queen. It all began a decade ago, just after my husband had returned from his second combat deployment, durin...
35 Things that Irritate the Military Spouse!
(Photo credit: www.photopin.com) Military life is filled with many, many blessings. We have so much to be thankful for. But this lifestyle sometimes comes with quirks that really get on our last...
Weary Military Spouse Confessions
Editors Note: This piece was incredibly difficult for the writer to finish. In fact, they almost decided to not submit it for publishing. Because even though it is anonymous, just like all of our ...
The Hard Work of Falling in Love After Deployment... Again
About six months ago my husband returned from his third deployment overseas. True to military life: the deployment, homecoming and reintegration have been a roller coaster of a ride, and I don’t th...
A Letter to my Active Duty Son
(Photo was taken with my son, the night before he left for basic training.) I remember you…grabbing your Daddy’s BDU blouse he’d casually tossed on the couch after work. You wrapped it around your...
What if Communication ISN'T the Key to a Happy Marriage?
Guest Author: E.J. Smith, M.S., NCC, LPC-Intern and Military SpousePhoto Credit: Tamptopia Photography www.tamtopia.com You’ve heard it on television from Oprah, and you’ve read it in every self-h...
Vulnerable Spouse Confessions
Editor's Note: All of the pieces in our "Confessions Series" are anonymous. Photo Credit: www.photopin.com OPSEC, sigh… it’s all we ever hear about these days and it’s all we have heard about for ...
Can We Do Better?
Update Feb. 19, 2014: When I first wrote this article, charges had been filed against Tiffany Klapheke for severe neglect of her three children and the starvation death of her toddler. Her defense...
A: Dear Sally, My friend dumped me because my husband was promoted and hers was not, how do I deal with this? -- Rank Ruined Friendship Dear Rank... Read more.
A: My husband comes home from his first deployment soon. We have only been married a little over a year and he has been deployed most of that time.... Read more.
A: My husband is deployed and they are scheduled to be coming home soon. I keep seeing other spouses in the unit posting stuff like dates and locatio... Read more.
A: I know lots of people who hate base housing, but I really like living on base. Well, I did until my new neighbors moved in... they are driving me... Read more.
A: At what point should we let our kids have a say in whether or not we accompany their dad on his next PCS? Our children, ages 15 and 17, have really... Read more.