Tag: Marriage

Diary of a Deployment 2: Finding the Positive

My name is Jackie and I am an Army wife. My husband has served for five years and has been fortunate enough (in my eyes, not so much his), to be assigned to non-deploying units. Everything changed the day he…

How He Convinced Me He Should Join the Military

My husband wasn’t a soldier when I met him, far from it actually. When we first locked eyes, he was a 19-year-old with more hair than the military would ever allow, singing karaoke at a college party. Three years after…

Diary of a Deployment 1: How He Broke the News

My name is Jackie and I am an Army wife. My husband has served for five years and has been fortunate enough (in my eyes, not so much his), to be assigned to non-deploying units. Everything changed the day he…

Handling An Awkward Night Together

I knew we couldn’t be the only military couple to experience it. You know, that last night before he leaves or the first night reunited, when you want everything to go smoothly but it often doesn’t. Between stress, emotions, and…

How to Handle 10 Awkward Deployment Questions

Hmm…did I hear that correctly? Did he/she actually just ask me that? There are times when individuals want to know more about our “glamorous” military lifestyle. Whether they mean well (or not), sometimes their phrasing comes off as…less than eloquent….