I’d consider myself a veteran spouse of sorts. I’ve been there, done a lot of it, understand most of the acronyms, got a drawer full of t-shirts.
With that veteran status comes buckets (heavy, laden buckets) full of sometimes-usually-hair-pulling experiences (as in, I should start my own reality TV show featuring military spouse survival, and Channing Tatum would be the host.)
Well, the aftermaths of those experiences + other spouses’ experiences = a lot of really good material for (drumroll, please) the list of “18 Things Said by No Military Spouse Ever.” And, clearly, this list in not conclusive. We understand the different experiences had by all to create such personal lists of vengeful, promising, won’t-ever-say-it phrases.
So here’s my promise: I won’t say ‘em. Would not, could not. Not in secret or in a Military Spouse Anonymous group where we all commiserate with each other about Tricare while drinking coffee and eating cookies. I’ll never say them. Cross my heart.