The impact from turbulent riots and divide across the nation has been felt by everyone. But there is a group which seems immune from the divide and anger in this country. Milspouses look to be the only group holding it together.
Bonded over deployments and long workdays, milspouses tend to toss their social and racial indifferences in the trash. It’s not uncommon to see a diverse group of military spouses at a park or local coffee shop sharing laughs, fears, concerns, and shoulders to cry on despite their race or political persuasions.
What is their secret? How do they hold it together when the world around them is crumbling and literally burning to the ground?
It’s easy. They realize there isn’t time to become angry and divided over social and racial injustices. Milspouses have to run a household, children, and careers all while juggling time for their service member and friendships.
Yes, issues are discussed, but they are not ignited by needless fires of division. There is a unity and understanding among the milspouse community.
This unique group of individuals band together in times of uncertainty. They enjoy the company and differences of one another. They understand how these differences build a stronger community.
They join together when it is time to stand and speak out against unethical situations. Their voices are heard within their military and local communities. Milspouses are a strong force against needless division.
Military spouses set the example of what an American family should look like. A spouse from the bayous of Louisiana can sit next to a one from Los Angeles and become amazing friends. Is there a possibility they have different views of religion, politics, and life in general? Of course! But that’s what makes their friendship so unique and strong!
Sharing viewpoints on life in casual conversation without diving into a heated debate is often the outcome of these exceptional relationships. Milspouses are forever changed because of friendships that have been developed during the course of their time spent in military communities, and it’s for the better!
Do they agree on every issue in life? No! But their approach to each situation is with care and a genuine desire to understand where their fellow milspouses are coming from. Sincere questions are asked and discussed with compassion. No matter if they are African American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, or any other race and/or culture, there is a strong sense of unity within the milspouse community.