WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 13, 2015) — Not so many years ago, military spouses talked over coffee, at Family readiness group meetings, wives clubs and had many other face-to-face options for communicating with each other. Today, even with ever-growing technology options, new and veteran spouses alike may struggle to find the communication channel they need at a new assignment.
Corie Weathers, a military family blogger, podcaster and licensed professional counselor – and also the 2015 Military Spouse of the Year for Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse Magazine – attended the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition this week to share what she has learned about military spouse communication and support.
“The military spouse community has always been known for its support and mentoring of each other. However, as times have changed, spouses choose social media as the main source of connection and information,” Weathers said. “Coffees, officer spouse clubs, and face-to-face mentoring is slowly disappearing. Spouses will need a new approach that brings generations together if the community is to retain its reputation of support.”
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